Sculptures and installations are the main artistic language of my creations, because I think it is a challenging job for me. The contemporary life I am concerned about is in a society where the media is developing rapidly. Big data technology has captured the preferences of users, and degenerated cultural products into commodities. Therefore, the innermost human reflection is completely rigid and one-dimensional, it lost the opportunity to understand and experience the real world. The world we see is a “pseudo reality” carefully selected, processed and even created by big data. It is here that I began to peek into the virtual potentials of these objects. My sculptures and installations are often inspired by home decorations and entertainment products. They all come from my surrounding living environment, as well as my attention to contemporary media affairs and events. And because of my personality, I have a certain sensitivity to reading, understanding and processing materials. I hope to use my works to arouse people’s desire and anxiety for the living environment, and to question the ideals of classicism through sculptures. My work contains the duality of opposites: pornography and boredom, seduction and disgust, humor and anxiety. By dealing with incompatible materials (such as silicone and glass), and my sculptures are defined by their materiality and body consciousness. The great material sensitivity can be felt from these sculptures, reflecting the internalization of our buildings and the consumption of the environment. Every element may be consumed, and in the abnormal metabolic cycle, the nature of consumption will be questioned biologically and culturally. I hope to create a tactile structure to evoke our keen body consciousness. I have a wide range of references, including medical, hardware, prosthetics, food and other identifiable items that are used daily, and they extend their relevance and establish their playful intimacy. For me, exploring the material life of characters offers ample space, and leaves enough space for their usual forms to distort and expand. Their sizes are often distorted to an absurd degree, causing them to form an incredible configuration and lose their original functions. They interact with these forms to make new combinations. This action separates the object from the direct structure of human knowledge, but the essence of the object still exists. It is more about feeling than understanding. It is a silent, purely intuitive connection that reveals the other side of what is known.
My undergraduate studies in CSULB’s studio art allowed me to be exposed to various media, such as fiber, ceramics, wood, photography and metal. I think the media can be seen as a bridge between the artist and the audience and a concept of language itself. While creating art with different materials, I learned about the great influence of contemporary art on people’s views, as well as the ability to capture certain invisible values in society and raise objections and questions. It allows me to re-examine the world, think about myself and get inspiration. In addition, it also enables me to look at the connections between people and society from different perspectives. Reviewing my works, I think that if my works contain more tensions and visual impacts, and have more discussions, they will be even more powerful. I think the MFA Art at UCSD would be a perfect choice for me because it will provide me with the best art production, creative experimentation, critical reflection, and sincere and insightful guidance. I also like its small classes and first-class knowledgeable teachers, because of them, I can benefit from the close interaction between teachers and students in the university, and improve my creative styles. The school encourages collaborations between different disciplines and cultural traditions, which will prompt me to continuously explore new concepts and manifestations. Besides, various studios and laboratories are provided to support students’ explorations. I will make full use of educational opportunities here, and I am committed to making my works have a higher level of social phenomena and relationships. I hope that I can continue to focus on critical thinking and researches on social phenomena here.