SHAE Wei Ying, Vivian
佘慧瀅

SHAE Wei Ying, Vivian works in graphic art and illustration, sometimes jewellery as well. Some of her works are inspired by daily life experience, while others come from random bursts of imagination or scenes she encounters in her life. She creates illustrations composed of straight lines or objects from her imagination, which sometimes might appear in her works just to serve the purpose of enriching and accompanying other things in the composition. She does not always provide a reason for everything featured in her work. Her works tend to challenge the normality of over-explaining artworks, and question whether artworks have to be created for a particular reason or not. She wants to make something that is purely meaningful on its own.

佘慧瀅的創作以平面藝術和插畫為主,有時也涉足珠寶設計。她作品的靈感一部分來源於日常生活經驗,另一部分來源於她在生活中偶然迸發的想象或偶遇的場景。她從自己的想象中創造出由線條或物件組成的插畫。在她的作品中,這些插畫的出現有時只是為了豐富和搭配構圖中的其他事物。她並不總是為她作品中的每個筆觸提供解釋。她的作品傾向於挑戰過度解釋藝術作品的常態,質疑藝術創作是否一定需要原因。她想做一些純粹而有意義的創作。

Previous Works
The Path 1
2019

Brass, wooden bead

5.9 × 4.4 × 3.7 cm

The Path 1 is a jewellery work exploring the habits that the artist falls into when solving
problems. The work features a wooden bead getting stuck in a pathway and can never get
through. It is an abstract metaphor of the artist’s working routine: she always makes plans
before doing anything, and when the plans turn out unworkable, she would still stick to the
path. For her, this habit is like OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) or sheer stubbornness
that makes her following the plans and stuck in a cycle.

Rectangles
2019

Digital illustration

21 × 29.7 cm

Rectangles is an abstract digital illustration, in which the artist tries to play around with
rectangles and sequences. Through zooming and turning the rectangles, she seeks to create a
storyline. In the work, the interplay between positive and negative space suggests shifting
space, creating an illusion of fractal geometry.