Essays written for my exhibitions
OUT OF THE BLUE, TEN YEARS OF THIS...
An essay for my solo exhibition TRUTH BE TOLD: Recent totz abt painting ppl. I recount how I ended up choosing the path of becoming a figurative painter, and my thoughts about my future as a painter of people, battling with pre-conceived notions about figuration, realism, social realism and truth-telling.
My Future Is Not Only A Dream：Evenings, Bus Rides and Daydreams
A short essay for the exhibition Evening, Once More, detailing my motivations for creating this body of work, my influences from Van Gogh, my failed attempts at being cool and hipster like the characters in Wong Kar Wai's films, the ugliness of Macpherson (my studio's neighborhood) and how depictions of the evening are a way to talk about the sadder and more existentialist aspects of hyperurban life.
Reflections on painting beyond labels, borders and nationalism
Cheap Spirits: The God Tree
A short paragraph I wrote in response to Cheap Spirits, on the first things that came to my mind with regards to the ideas discussed during the process of creating the exhibition. It is part of the exhibition catalogue