METAMORPHOSIS

OF FLUX

This triptych of sculptures and performances tells a story about the artist’s paradoxical existence which particularly involves the tension between constantly desiring change of self and staying true to oneself.

Shadow marks the beginning of the story. Inspired by Carl Jung’s psychological theory about shadow, it concerns with the repressed ideas, weakness, and desires of oneself that the conscious mind refuses to acknowledge. It represents the artist’s own shadow which involves his hidden desires to be different and become perfect in his own right. He believes that advertisements, media, and social networking, friends, as well as our friends and family, all drive us to seek impossible perfection.

After unveiling his hidden desire to change, Shell represents a part of the artist’s true self left behind after an attempt to change himself. This piece can be seen as an exoskeleton left over after molting. It is a comment upon how every time a person tries to become someone they are not, they lose their true selves bit by bit leaving behind a part of them.

Shift represents the artist’s new form in his own perfection after his metamorphosis. He is now sitting on a throne being more superior than everyone. Looking down at other flawed human beings passing by, he longs for his true inferior self. He decides to abandon his perfect form and changes back to his old self. However, the desire for perfection emerges once again and the cycle endlessly continues in a state of flux.

This series represents the artist’s struggle to define his existence.