"My work is deeply influenced by the cultural, philosophical, and spiritual ideas I have encountered in my upbringing. Growing up surrounded by duality: East/West, Buddhist/ Christian shaped my interest in exploring the complexities of identity, memory, and the passage of time.
My fascination with light's ability to reveal, distort, and re-create has always been a driving force in my aesthetics. During my formative years as an artist, lights and shadows were often painted as an illusion to give two-dimensional space mystery and narratives. These days, lights and reflections appear to expand space and project a new reality, even if that reality gives proof or an illusion of stability.
I embrace a multidisciplinary approach in my art practice that includes drawing, painting, installation, and video. I am interested in using time as both a process and a material in my art-making. Often incorporate materials collected over time, such as ashes, carbon build-up, and eggshells. These are accumulated through ceremonial rituals, daily consumption, and collaboration with the local community. Through the use of humble materials and a focus on process, I seek to materialize the ephemeral quality of time and explore life's fleeting and impermanent nature.
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