My paintings are the products and responses to my surroundings.
In making abstract paintings, I explore relations and interactions between colours and shapes with reference and inspiration from architectural space where I experience daily. Each piece captures the moving conditions of light and time. Through subtractive simplification, my work transcends flat images or physical objects, and documents introspective moments. In architectural spaces, I notice the light and shadow to be an important pair; therefore I choose to include actual light and shadow in the painting, often by combining two panels or canvases, and by activating the space in between the surfaces with the colour and shape extending from the front. Sides are partially painted, so the colours are reflected on the wall, creates an illusionistic continuation from the front surface. A visual duality is constructed—what exist on the surfaces are not only the opaque paints but also the more breathable light and shadow in contrast.
In addition to the paintings themselves, I have collected tapes and contact sheets that I use to mask out the area for paint. The same kind of paint left on the tapes and contact sheets but it appears with a totally different look in comparison with the defined and rigorous shapes on the paintings. They become two opposite stand-ins as the duality of me being both controlling and free simultaneously on different surfaces. They coexist with each other, with distinct results from the same process.