In these new works from the Transformation-Combination series, I have employed a non-traditional image narrative approach that juxtaposes different signifier images. There is no "medial" link between these images; they are completely in a hard state of "unfamiliarity." They unfold freely, and in parallel, within a state completely devoid of any supposition. The images are in a state of synchronous "relational appearance," with no "medium" visible between them on the surface, just coldness and estrangement, but in fact, the "tense relationship" of this juxtaposition forms an internal connection. It is precisely this "tense relationship" and sense of repression that brings the significance of the images to the fore.
As for the " graphic turn" of ink art, over my many years of ink art practice, I have gradually come to grasp the importance and necessity of graphic narrative, and especially the influence of deconstructionist theories. Deconstructionism opposes all "logocentrism ", all existing order and unity. This thinking is reflected quite clearly in my works. I subvert, dismantle and reconstruct relationships between images, materials and vocabulary to logically refute the unitary narrative methods of traditional ink art, and emphasize fragmentation, overlapping, rearrangement and the lack of order, and thus dispel the supposition of unity: I set out from the individual, from a minute sense of material, from the serendipitous resonance of ink, from strips of paper grabbed at random, from the inspiration of randomness, to create fearsome, fragmented images.
In this way, the isolated, rigid logic system of tradition is broken, and the invisible space of ink is unfolded to present a state of free openness. Furthermore, the retreat of subjectivity, and the unfettered expansion of bizarre images appear like a massive beast bearing down on the viewer, revealing shocking tremors and surreal illusions -the spectacle of human alienation in the postindustrial era.
I hope the viewer can see the complexity of the contemporary exploration of ink art in my works, and how they confront the various anxieties of the times, and bring together the many possibilities, and that these works can catalyze their enormous contemporary potential, giving us more hope for ink art.