Tan’s new entire body of work makes use of her signature stick-like figures to epitomize the most basic variety of becoming. Featuring small silhouettes and nondescript bodies, they are decidedly ambiguous, undefined, and universal. Yellow in color and bold in expression like the iconic emojis that typically populate fashionable correspondence, these figures are characterised by their accentuated bodily outlines and revealing of their psychological states of staying. By contrasting flat colors with large textures, the artist enjoys utilizing unconventional creative selections to imbue the figures with personalities that give them a unique sense of incongruity as very well as a human-like perception of conflicted existence.
Tan incorporates cues from visible languages embedded within today’s well-known society and electronic landscapes to seize new solutions of expression that intertwine the digital and bodily realities skilled by human beings of our period. She integrates different concentrations of perceptual modality into the pics some have practical renderings, while others are organized into mere geometric abstractions. Tan’s do the job finally seeks to depict the conflicting perception of reality derived from her individual practical experience of a bodily reality that is seriously augmented by digital paradigms.
Wielding audacious smiles, exaggerated tooth, and an unrelenting aura of playfulness, Tan’s figures exude a defiant feeling of optimism that sharply contrasts the latest hard periods the world has confronted. In search of to produce a system of get the job done that triumphantly opposes the hardships of the write-up-pandemic period, it is the artist’s wish for A Good Day to dare viewers to uplift a single a different, continue to be curious, and are living effectively. She is specially grateful for this new sequence to be exhibited in her residence place of China, in which society continues to deal with enormous COVID-relevant challenges after enduring a recent wave of hard quarantine problems marked by serious restrictions on personal freedom.