Because I launched my career by publishing woodblock prints in Yunnan, a rural mountainous region close to Tibet, my identity as a self-appointed artist away from the center of the art world necessitated a desire to ask questions and to understand my ego. My fascination with productivity and expertise then had opened multiple doors and guided me to unanticipated ways to combine freedom and discipline. As a result, the intriguing position of skill in comteporary art informs my current practice: I am interested in the speed of artistic creation in terms of the expression of concept and the engagement with time. More precisely, I aspire to unpack and challenge pre-conditions of art-making, advocating the instability of my body as I incorporate movements in my drawings, the unconventional sites of creation as I dry vegetable-tanned leather al fresco, and the insignificant yet irreplaceable devices like push-pins as I diversify their functions for my sculpture. I am eager to call attention to a fluid re-imagination of material skills and artist responsibilities.

宁为太平狗,莫作离乱人。#skill #speed