Chinese Ink on Chinese Paper
75 x 80 cm, 2020
Due to the past experience of being stalked by middle-aged men, the artist attempts to portray them as the main characters in her paintings.
On the cognitive level, the subject is a middle- to late-aged male; on the experiential level, the artist evokes compassion towards the aging males and tries to get rid of the impression of fear and anxiety towards them due to personal experiences. This makes it appear closer to the impression perceived by the artist.
At the painting level, despite building up a relationship with the subject, the artist uses XieYi Chinese ink method to create the image of the subject, fine-tuning the transformation of them through brushstrokes and ink variations so that the subject is perceived more intimately from the artist.