Q: Tell us about your practice
A: My practice is an exploration of confusion. I am interested in confusion as a tense space for either radical thinking or complacency. I explore what this tension means to me, and what it could mean to my viewers, by creating stories realized in printmaking, painting, publishing, and happenings.
I usually create stories about subjects that I do not understand deeply, juxtaposing them with topics that I have not seen side-by-side regularly. In recent years, I have frequently depicted tropical landscapes in Southeast Asia, yellow-skinned bodies that are human and alien, and “exotic” flora and fauna.
These subjects have been proxies for me to allude to various conflicts, from the South China Sea to environmental disaster. I also frequently fold Western classical myths and philosophies into my stories because I enjoy deeply reading the canon of Western ideology and finding subtleties and contradictions within it. Using these lesser-known moments of collision, I craft narratives that aim to expand