Yueyuan Gong 2018 MFA Thesis

Open Your Eyes

An artist should open his or her eyes to behold the concepts and ideas which he or she is concerned about deep down inside. An artist should focus on elements and creation means used by him or her in artwork creations. This can help an artist deepen understanding of himself or herself. Why is it necessary for an artist to learn himself or herself? Self-exploration is an endless process to every person. A better understanding of oneself can provide the driving force for many artists’ artistic creations. This is also where my art creation starts.

To me, art creation is a means for me to learn myself well. Every work of an artist is a display of himself or herself. Through the topic, elements and creation means demonstrated by the artwork, audiences can see the internal world of an artist. Take myself for example. I am trying to open my eyes to see a more complete self by discussing darkness and brightness, the multicultural environment, culture of mechanical copy, decomposition and Cyborg aesthetics; the image of characters without face, lunar eclipse, black hole, shaking face, bold colors, broken TV, all-permeating fog, grid, and pink school bag inserted with knives; my own employment of painting, video, animation and sound editing and interactive media. During the process, my understanding of myself deepens

3 Channel Projection in the Immersive Gallery
Large Format Digital Prints on 3ply Xuan Paper from China
Thesis Defense

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