Zhixin Liao

No title
2018
Acrylic on plaster

I believe that deception and illusion engender creative emotions. My current work started with the idea of canvas related to the concepts of lies and illusions; a process of searching, of painting fiction.

Canvas is special to me. When I started to learn how to paint, the first step was about the canvas. From how to choose canvas, how to deal with canvas before actually painting it, and so on. So many things to be done before the actual painting begins. However, in my opinion, the canvas is not just a support structure, rather, it is an autonomous material. Therefore, I think about the exhibition as a stage or event in which the canvas is the most important actor. I want to guide the audience to use different angles of thinking in conceiving, and re-reading the canvas.

www.liao-zhixin.com
No title
2018
Acrylic on plaster