Artist’s Statement

 

My interest largely lies in exploring how spaces, objects and surroundings— which by nature, are constantly in flux— become a part of one’s identity. How these allow our concerns, questions to build, memories to form. Day-to-day, temporal transformations, occurrences in spaces and surroundings form the basis of my practice— the ideas of flux, ephemeral, impermanence. Moreover, the absurdities of the human condition, personal myths and one’s relationships with these moments in time, objects and spaces— all of which allow for creation of visual metaphors and storytelling. My work brings together fragments of all these, disconnected verses, and stitches them together in an attempt to create visual poems. It plays around with fleeting moments in time and spaces, and the relationship between them, to trigger memories or a feeling of familiarity that a viewer can explore rather than creating a fixed idea.

 

The body of my work transcends over different mediums in attempt to re-create these experiences— charcoal, video and sculptural works. Stories can never be recalled in their entirety, only in fragments that later come together in altered forms. I am interested in alteration of memory and what happens when different fragments of it come together through found objects, images or video footage? Process resonates the idea of constructing poems— of the human condition that sometimes questions its own existence, soul, physicality. The simple act of erasing charcoal, mechanical repetition, scratching/unearthing surfaces— resembling introspection within one’s own emotional space. 

 

My critical intervention comes through looking at these objects and transformations through the allegory of human understandings, situations, personal myths, their associations and contents, as I try to fragment and recompose them through artefacts and images. Technology and mechanisms have gradually become part of my work or in some cases, my work itself. My fascination with technology comes from the fact that as a medium, it’s not always predictable in itself, and yet, helps us accurately predict and confirm results in other contexts— like human nature. My process always allows room for error— which becomes a new version of reality.