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Art, emotion and moment, light and darkness, Painting, sense of wonder, unknowing
This article intends to explain how I embody my experiences through image-making, as well as where my resource materials come from and how they support my practice. In addition, I want to reflect on how personal experiences construct my vision of reality and how I attempt to bridge the gap between the personal and the universal. My work focus on emotions that are triggered by ordinary daily moments, thereby encouraging the viewer to bring their own experiences to the context. In this article, I will talk about the relationship between emotions inspired by ordinary moments, the experience of having a sense of wonder, and my perception about darkness and light. I will reference some of my work and work of other artists as examples to explain why those elements are the important components in my thinking process, and how they function in supporting the context of my painting practice. This article will provide an opportunity for me to reflect on and share my experience as an image maker and will be beneficial to my practice in the future.
Zhang, Tong, "This is the place I never wanted to leave" (2018). Theses - ALL. 235.