I was born in Taiwan and moved to Buenos Aires in 1985, where I currently live and work.
I studied at the Escuela de Bellas Artes P. Pueyrredón, I’ve painted and drawn, although never that much. And when I got out of school, I started making movies.
Nowadays, my work as an Art Director provides me with a very wide spectrum of possibilities to experiment with different techniques and resources in order to construct an image.
Which is basically very similar to playing.
Vision of art
1. Choose a work that represents you, describe it in relation to its format and materiality, its relation with time and space, its style and theme; detail its production process.
Technique: space Installation-intervention
Materials: empty packages of tracing paper (90g.) in the shape of bricks.
Description: A wall made out of hollow packages of paper with variable measures according to the place to be intervened. These empty packages of tracing paper were previously produced for the intervention. Its production process was manual and hand-made, since each package was made wrapping up a real brick. As time went by, the tracing paper adopted the shape of the brick, so this one could be removed without altering the shape of the former. The construction was made using these absent bricks, forming a wall of 2.30m x 6.50m, blocking an art space. It was made at El Borde Contemporáneo (2003).
2. In general terms, how would you suggest to approach your work?
Intuitively, because I believe intuition is the most immediate result of our intellectual and emotional quests. Something like listening to music: sometimes, a song moves me without even knowing why or how was it made.
I'd like that a visual experience could also be regarded as an emotional experience.
That intuition, emotion and intellect don't split up at the time of creating an image.
The inner emotional experience is connected with a certain point of view and its materialization in order for it to be shared.
I believe in those ways that appear as natural in the moments in which the emotion finds in them the way to exteriorize.
3. In reference to your work and your position in the national and international art fields, what tradition do you recognize yourself in? Who are your contemporary referents? What artists of previous generations are of interest to you?
. I don't know. Categorizing is something I think I can't do. I'm interested in a work of art the moment I see it, when it transports me somewhere else or when it somehow moves me, or when it makes images arouse inside me. Images by William Turner have impressed me ever since I was a child. I used to stare at them (and still do) for quite a long time. I've liked Jorge Macchi's work, because of its format and its vision, and I'm also intrigued by Eduardo Basualdo's work.
4. Choose works or exhibitions from the last ten or fifteen years which in your opinion were very significant and explain why
Elba Bairon, her images are images that stay up by themselves, without support; and it's almost impossible to describe them with words without resorting to open or ambiguous terms. If I would to describe to someone a work by Elba Bairon, I'd have to come up with a new form of language.