2022 - Finalist
Conquer the world from the living room carpet
DESCRIPTION OF THE WORK
The project explores my desires and aspirations in a relentless quest for self-fulfillment. I chose to express it using the metaphor of the pirate cruising the rough sea towards the unknown. Each figure in my collection is a crewmember rep-resenting the striving for self-realization and the pursuit for a meaningful existence.
The project is inspired aesthetically and conceptually from ‘Pop-art’ and ‘Manga’, through the philosophical mindset of Jean Baudrillard and his theory of ‘Simulacra’. Andy Warhol and his usage of images reproduction, the comic-book approach of Roy Lichtenstein, and the Shonen movement of creator such as Eiichiro Oda.
To make the collection, I used by-products of the consumer culture and the hyper-manufacturing such as: garbage bin bag, The New-York times magazines, everyday plastic bags. The process – cutting, adding, resewing to the finished product,takes out the materials from their original context and gives them new meaning.