Usually, Vicki’s art gives a sense of softness and resilience. Being nurtured in the context Fan Yik Kiu (Vicki) is interested in exploring the visual representation of philosophical terms. The terms will be more accessible to the audience through the visual elements Vicki employs, which is able to puzzle together different concepts to achieve a more comprehensive explanation of the ideas. She would objectify the characteristics of hidden objects in the aim of understanding the society. Harmony is key to Vicki’s art and she believes in the human need of simplicity, understanding and aspiration. She tends to purify emotion to achieve essentialism.
She seeks to realise self-consciousness with her accumulated experience under the influence of both the east and the west. Her artworks range from 2D works to 3D works, including painting, sculpting and paper-cutting. Currently, she is exploring traditional materials, including ink, clay, paper, oil paint and acrylic. The versatility of the characteristics of paper material interests her a lot.
Inspired by Zen-buddhism:
“The body is a tree, the heart is like the mirror, always sweep the floor, do not leave dust. There is not a tree, not even a mirror, originally there is nothing, where does the fear come from?”
－ Bodhi and a Clear Reflecting Plane
Liminal space is a threshold, a place of belief, a seek of balance. This is also about incorporative movement, mourning, and objectivity.
Which is which?