A play a color and shapes; a display of my imagination.
Born in Yibin (Sichuan Province, China), Tian Yong Hua started out as a photographer creating thought-provoking dialogues around the topics identity and belonging. Now, after continuously developing his work, Tian has reached a new height of his technology-driven art, making visible the complexities of the intersection between the actual and the virtual space.
At the heart of his work, the question of subjectivity remains as one of ‘being’ constantly in a process of becoming, drifting in the chaos of the currents that surround us. Blurring the lines between surface and the notions of power, value, thought and consciousness, Tian plays with the tensions of superficiality, materiality, and contrast in his sculptures.
Often speaking of his own work in terms of the presence (or absence) of colour, form, reflection, illusion, motion, and balance, Tian questions what moves us, what destroys us, and what shapes us, by asking who we are in relation to everything around us – all that we are part of in oneness and interdependence.