My artwork deals with everyday life and its hidden contradictions and inconsistencies. I work with material and objekts of my surrounding, it can be casual found objects, such as dust from a corner of a room or old family photografs of which I create drawings, installations and videos of sometimes frightening beauty, on closer inspection, the works are irritating and dirty.
“Hungry Beijing” is a self-portrait series,it is a record of my travel in foggy Beijing.
Beijing to me is not only geographic city,it is also a city covered in my mind, it is so majestic, full of taboo, let your mind always hungry, cause rhapsody of tasting freeness.
During a stay in China Bernhard Gwiggner acquired a scroll painting in a hidden flea market. Upon the old painting he applied ink drawings which represent present-day Beijing. For me, at first glance, three pairs of opposites quickly emerge:
Xiang Mei香妹 (fragrant sisters) I–III is derived from found objects - three Chinese art deco beauty advertisements (commonly referred to as ’Shanghai girls’), typical of 1920s and 30s Shanghai. I purchased the three posters (ea 25 x 38 cm) for CNY ¥20 (ea) from a street seller in Gulou Dongdajie, Beijing, in July 2011.