There are a lot of depictions of gatherings and ceremonies in my paintings and a lot of motifs. These motifs come from a variety of sources – it can be from a wedding album that I found at a flea market, a mass-produced table decoration for the dentist’s office that I found on Taobao or an Orientalist illustration from a British magazine from the 19th century. And this is how I translate textual fragments into visual elements. I tell stories about the hidden clues in Western literature, with paintings, drawings, and sculptures. In particular, how the Orient and its people are being imagined, fetishized, and alienated in the Western literary tradition. This has been the subject of my research for the past few years. Also, most of the titles of the work in my current exhibition come from different novels. They often seem funny, but in the novels, with context, these texts can acquire an entirely different meaning.