Daydream


 Daydream, 2020, mixed-media installation containing TV, bouncy balls, ironing board, bras, speakers, printer, glass ashtray, barbie dolls, barbie doll dress, polyurethane foam, game machine handle, paper clay, laser print, golf clubs, hooks, fake eggs, glass vase, tea cups, sofa chair, claw machine grabber, oil paint, 300 x 122 x 162cm




Bras drawer on the ironing board, 2020, oil paint, ironing board, bras, 30 x 16 x 132cm



Santa and his reindeers, 2020, oil paint, sofa chair, fake eggs, claw machine grabber, glass vase, 78 x 65 x 85cm




Family photo, 2020, oil paint, TV, barbie doll dress, bouncy balls, tea cups, 60 x 47 x 53cm 



Sliding down the slide, 2020, oil paint, printer, laser print, 34 x 29 x 55cm



As if it’s an elephant trunk, 2020, speaker, polyurethane foam, game machine handle, paper clay, 94 x 19 x 119cm



Behind the display window, 2020, oil paint, golf clubs, fake eggs, hooks, 90 x 4 x 15cm



Roundabout, 2020, oil paint, speaker, barbie dolls, glass ashtray, 59 x 59 x 130cm


 

My family moved out of the old apartment when I was 17. I revisted it 4 years later.

In this work, I seek to restore my childhood fantasies that were once forbidden, with the creative process being an enrichment of my own fullness and a formation of my personal system. I construct “bodies” out of the abandoned home appliances, furniture and other common products. In altering these materials, the objects become assemblages of fragmented utilities and amalgamates of things. In doing so, I emphasise the elements that have been glossed over due to our experience with the objects. For instance, I made use of the electrical appliances which were once considered too dangerous for children to operate and kept out of my reach; I painted on the TV screen to fulfil my wish that I could always be watching my favourite TV show without being interrupted by advertisements. I see the objects, the colour stripes and spots as vocabulary of feelings, while intentionally eschewing the geometric clarity of linearity and defined surface structures, leaving only the kernel of my past memories intact. By allowing audience and myself to look upon the familiar forms anew, I finally reasserted control over the space I have lived in and realised my childhood daydreams.



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Ro