404 Fantasy

“404 Fantasy” (2022), which is developed from my exploration on making collages. I imitated the effect of tearing up the edge of collages on canvas by doing brushstrokes. Meanwhile, negative space is deemed as a common place within both the Eastern and Western art. I left space in both my paintings and collages. In addition, the painting is empowered to carry conflicting meanings. It presents a woman with double braids, wearing an Qing dragon robe(which was worn by the male, especially the emperors of China, symbolizing the highest power in ancient patriarchy). At the same time, there is a female torso in a destroyed kimono. A bento box (ceramic) with the shadow of a table was place below the painting, associated with the red table in the painting.

Oil, acrylic on canvas, fabric, glazed stoneware, 2022