Digital Still Life
Many 17th century European still life paintings revealed how the artists lived, or showed their thoughts or the environment they lived in by series of objects that surrounded the artists. Some of these objects possess symbolism, some reflect social, cultural changes in their lives. My work evokes our cultural changes that associate with the current technology. It directly references our accessibility to 3D technology, open source software and online resources. My studio practice reflects these changes.
In the 21st century, I am virtually surrounded by many digital objects. Google 3D warehouse, Thingiverse are some examples of the sites that I often visit. I search and collect these digital objects to create my still life compositions in clay.
the history of still life paintings are a strong source of inspiration for my digital still life composition. Cotan’s distinctive approach in selecting only produce, in 16th, 17th cent. Dutch vanitas paintings, and Morandi’s modern approach to still life paintings are what have been influencing this body of work. Click on below series to view works.