The Art Exhibition by:
sep 3-23, 2016
MON-SUN 9AM - 9PM
opening : sep 3
reception 6pm onwards
SUGAR CLUB ART SPACE
8118 BROADWAY, ELMHURST, NEW YORK
I started painting cats in 2012 during my undergraduate study and still paint cats until today. Cats are the best representation of myself because of our similar personalities such as being lazy and stubborn as well as our mutual love for solitude and freedom. All the whimsical kittens and adult cats in my paintings are my own pets. These six Scottish Fold cats, consisting of dad, mom, and their four kittens, are the main source of inspiration.
These watercolor paintings portray the artist’s social life as an international student. I found the connection between the moment of meeting with my friends and family in New York City and how cats spend time together as a family. For this set of paintings, Kittens depict young people such as friends and classmates while adult cats are the parents or older relatives.
The interaction and meeting with friends and family outside one’s home country are considered more important and meaningful, especially in the busy everyday routine in New York City, where everyone has to deal with time and cultural difference.
The work may seem understated with no extraneous detail. However, the intention is to reveal the genuine, nostalgic reality of one international student’s life.