This is what i submitted for uob, they didn’t call me, but i like it all the same.

Title of artwork: Dreams Collide, Thoughts Connect

Write up on artwork:
paint is the only medium that separates us,
you are what i create,
i am what you reflect,
you and i, collide.

we are insubstantial,
we are perceptions,
we are working together,
to ignite dreams,
and make sparks fly.

My painting is a visual metaphor for the expression of artistic identity of an individual. As a young artist, I have always been looking for a concrete identity just like most people in my age group. Through painting, my innermost emotions and heartfelt desires are conveyed in the most abstract yet appropriate way, i can find no other platform where i can be myself freely and entirely, without any constraints and artificialities of the real world. In the painting, both personas appear to be real, yet by logic we understand that one of them must be a reflection of the other. However, it is ambiguous as to which is real and which is not. It is exactly this play with perception, confusion and constructed reality that forces us to rethink the art-making process. Painting, and any other creative practice, is a double construction process, a collaboration between the artist and the artwork. The painting is a creation by the artist, yet it so strongly reflects her development as an individual, so in this way it is creating her as well. Both the artist and artwork are presented on the same canvas to show their interdependent relationship. The tip of the brush is the point where a deep connection is established between the artist and the artwork, and it is the point where sparks of creativity, creation and imagination, fly. There is almost no boundary that separates them, if we must find one, it is the layer of paint between them; they are so closely-related, yet so illusory. The concepts of space and time are forsaken, leaving only the artist and her art world, having an incomprehensible and inaudible interaction with each other.

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