Reality as a source of inspiration is unavoidable to me. I like to work in series and I like to tell a story through creating related bodies of work. Painted ceramics and porcelain objects from different cultural backgrounds have inspired this series of paintings.
Some of the still lives contradict and challenge the conventions; they embody movement and follow their personal narratives. They survived the darkness and journeyed through water.
Progressively, I manipulate the design of these objects through recreating, fusing, simplifying and purifying their ornamental patterns. As a result, the longstanding objects are removed from their familiar cultural context; assuming new artistic references.
Frontal view to the large empty objects of minimalist decoration challenges their traditional symbolic image in novel ways. One wonders if they still carry any part of their original cultural subtext or they just exhibit their emptiness and offer nothing.
Reality 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.
Finally, some of the objects 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?