Reality as a source of inspiration is unavoidable to me. It remains as a point of reference though; I try to confront the usual anticipations and manipulate the conventions. When I remove shadows of the objects on the ground, the supposedly still lives become weightless and groundless, as if they have been frozen in time.
Now, they demonstrate a contradictory position of inanimate object within the infinity of time.
Some of the bowls are empty and a few are full. With the interplay of time and space, who can be certain of void of emptiness or how full is the full?
I work in series. I like to tell a story through creating related bodies of work. My recent paintings have been inspired by ceramics and porcelain objects. They represent and symbolize different cultural backgrounds. Reality is an inevitable source of inspiration to me and remains a point of reference. The still lives, however, contradict and challenge the conventions; they embody movement. They follow their personal narrative. In these series, they survived the darkness and journeyed through water.