A space between a positive and a negative space

 

Making drawings, is for me a way of taking notes of my daily life surroundings. I am interested in the structures of objects and the relationships built by structures between objects. They overlap, intertwine and interact with each other physically and visually. In my drawings, I closely observe the boundaries of objects to find the position of an object in a given moment. By doing this I present the relationships between objects and transform our real 3 dimensional world into a 2 dimensional drawing world. In this drawing world, the relationships of objects become a new space which is between a positive and a negative space. This space can be chaotic, can be harmonic, can be intensive, can be relaxing, or many other feelings by a slightly different organization of the relationships each time.

 

While making drawings, I see the objects, I represent the relationships of the objects and I feel the reality. During this process, the drawing space and the real world are physically connected. But after drawing, the connection becomes a memory, as they physically don’t react with each other anymore. Here I miss the fresh and vivid moment when they are having a direct dialogue. I consider how to build a new connection between this 2D drawing space and a real 3D space again after making drawings. With this thinking, I am intrigued by the possibilities of working in actual spaces.In my experiments, I transformed my drawings into enlarged scaled murals which function as parts of real spaces. In order to strength my ideas on the positive and negative spaces, I utilized colors to present their relationships.

I am interested in the real structures of interior spaces which offer the drawing spaces new actual layers. Through building murals, I worked on how to integrate easel works into murals, which builds a relationship between easel works and an exhibition space. In my most recent works I built a drawing system via a computer, and use a laser-cut machine to transform my drawings into different materials, scales.

The cutting products present the relationship of positive and negative spaces with more possibilities. The cut-out spaces are naturally connected with the actual space, and give me spaces to recreate the drawing structures through the assembling process. I find using computerized devices an interesting field to explore. It can reinterpret my hand works in a precise and productive way, and opens possibilities for transforming the 2D drawing space into 3 dimensions.