Art in Residence 2017 | Qingjun International Art Center | Beijing | China
A personal vision of what piqued my feelings in the first 6 weeks of residence in Beijing. Through the use of stereotypical images and universally recognizable I drew a line between decoration and human aesthetics. A pictorial decoration that takes a module of “Temple of Heaven” in Beijing, a traditional porcelain of the Ming Dynasty, a portrait of a Chinese woman by the hair color unequivocally blacks, these are the subjects that make up the new work “Made in China” . Mine is an aesthetic and a synthesis operation that uses the shape of the human face to tell the worlds, places and ways of being human. A meeting between textures and colors, which shall presume to tell a continent, China, through an aesthetic vision. Despite the modernity and progress that has subjected this nation, uses and customs, traditions and the past live in harmony with the contemporary.
Following this balance between past and future, I made use of cliches that characterize the traditional Chinese aesthetics for readapting to a more contemporary story linked to the specificity and the human ability to create beauty through decoration, painting or their own bodies. With the use of well-established technique of interweaving of paper which I work for a few years that find complete affinity to this part of the world I created this new work I have deliberately called MADE IN CHINA, because it was conceived, created in China and wants to show that China is not just the world’s factory, but also the home of special aesthetic that we often forget the existence and that we should give more space and recognition in the Western world.
Portrait 360° | MADE IN CHINA
80 x 80 x 32 cm | Paper, PVC | 2017