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About the Artist
I was born in Suzhou, China, to a family of two doctors. I was in a competitive academic environment from a young age. For high school, I moved to Canada alone to attend a boarding school on an Island, and studied Aristotle, Hegel, Marx, Kierkegaard, Dostoevsky, Nietzsche, and Sartre on my own outside of taking AP classes. Throughout my life, I have dealt with many mental health issues, that resulted in chronic pain that prevent me from working for more than five hours a day. I see my work as continuing the process of struggle, between abstraction and figuration, and between spontaneity and meticulous planning. I utilize the fragility and potency of the human body, situated in ambiguous environments with non-traditional perspectives. My goal is to create works that are accessible, yet uncompromising in their conceptual complexity. Central recurring themes in my work are trauma, incompleteness, negativity, void, and alterity.
Art featured online at www.CourageArt.org