Black Mirror

Black Mirror

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The one you’ll find on every wall, on every desk, in the palm of every hand: the cold, shiny screen of a TV, a monitor, a smartphone.

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“Black Mirror”,  Oil and Smartphone on canvases, 12″ x 36″ (large), 9″ x 12″ (small), Chun Wang, 2019

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Much of modern life, though seeming to promote connectivity, has had the opposite effect of fostering loneliness. Internet and social media engagement exacerbates feelings of loneliness, depression and anxiety, experts say.

 

Illustration version:

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Moody doodling: the perpetual low-level panic induced by age-growing and working 9-5 five days a week is real.

听傻子与白痴《 5 : 10 a.m. 》这首歌数十次之后产生的两幅涂鸦。

The Loss of Childhood series

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有时我真想回到童年无忧的岁月 — 记忆中没有无聊的事,幻想也还没沦为贬义的活动。

Sometimes I am consumed with longing for being teleported back to my childhood, when there was not a boring thing in my memory, and no one associated derogatory remarks with having illusions. In a nostalgic mood I assembled a series of my photography and mixed media work centering around the theme of “Loss of Childhood” and created a dedicated webpage showcasing these work.

 

List of work in the series:

1/  The Loss of Childhood. Processing sketch2018
2/  The Last Bus. Mixed media painting2017
3/  Tempus. Processing sketch2018
4/  Combustion I. Photography, Photoshop2018
5/  Combustion II. Photography, Photoshop2018
6/  Pre-iPhone Days. Used electronics, photography2018 [featured by SFMOMA]
7/  Untitled I. Painted object, saran wrap, photography2018
8/  Untitled II. Painted object, mirror, photography2018
9/  Combustion (Sketch). Sharpie2018
10/  Decay (Self Portrait). Mixed media painting2017 [featured by SFMOMA]

 

 

 

 

 

#instagirls

Remarking on the evolution of media for artistic expression, the #instagirls portrait is my attempt to make scrolling the mindless scroll on Instagram a bit more mindful.

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The Collection

 

1.

My perfect red lips,

A healthy dose of expectations of myself.

On this earth,

What good am I,

If my life is like the dust.

红唇 是对自己的期许。
卸下 梦之后还有梦。

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My Lips

2.

Remembering #renhang, the provocative Chinese contemporary art photographer.

他们为他计算了80年的时间

他决定30年就够了

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Remembering Ren Hang

3.

Living In The Earth

我的灵魂是天上的一片海,

生命却是尘土上的一片花园。

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Living In The Earth

4.

Spoiled Innocence

It takes a very long time to become young. — Pablo Picasso

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Spoiled Innocence

Construction projects in SoMa, San Francisco

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This series depicts the various construction projects seen in the SoMa district in San Francisco. Thanks to the tech boom, the city itself has been under rapid development in recent years, symbolized by the soaring skyscrapers and housing prices. SoMa is where all the tech start-ups cluster and seems to be in constant need for more room to accommodate the gold rushers.

These drawings are done with charcoal sticks – the smudginess of this medium conveys the right feel of “under development”, fitting the theme perfectly.

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Rhythms

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“Rafting,”  watercolor on paper, 6″ x 12″, Chun Wang 

This series of quick sketches starts with the piece above, followed by five others shown below. Two unifying elements here underlying this series of paintings: rhythm (theme) and color (style).