Study for the Overpasses from 1997 to 2001
Oil, enamel, cyanotype on bleached denim
Set of 5:
100 cm × 120 cm,
92 cm × 151 cm,
59 cm × 42 cm,
80 cm × 100 cm,
59 cm × 42 cm
In juxtaposing painting and found childhood portraits, this series concretises my perception of my childhood living environment as a kaleidoscopic cityscape.
The blue of denim and cyanotype materialises my yearning toward a bygone era. My perception of childhood relies on a contingent melding of temporality and locality. The real, the verisimilar, and the surreal collapse as one. The past and the present are bridged by the overpass, mediating the internal and the external, the real and the remembered. Perception regenerates from my consciousness wandering between an illusive nostalgia and a melancholic mirage.