CURATED BY TANG ZEHUI
My art practice is based upon the psychological study and exploration of individuals’ cultural identities. My art explores the very structure of the narrative, how objects can personify while humanity objectifies, and in doing so focuses on people’s insecurities and society’s dishonesty, surrounding the viewer and forcing them to question their own moral standards. I am asking them awaken, to become self aware, and to see themselves and their place amongst a seemingly infinite crowd.
A gaze falls out from our eyes, the erotogenic rims of our bodies, creating another hole to be filled. We desire to have our holes filled up and we desire to fill up the holes of others.
Being looked at is sexual and a source of arousal.
“In French, the root of the word for ‘gaze,’ regard, refers not to the act of seeing but to watchfulness, concern, and expectation,” wrote Hanneke Grootenboer.