Strawberry Cake – Ziyin Guan, Wimbledon College of Arts
Acrylic, yarns, oil pastel on canvas
100 x 100cm
As a Chinese artist studying in London, I explore different combinations of synthetic colour, three-dimensional materials, and grotesque, figurative forms to express my unique cognition of the art aesthetic. As a painter I mainly attempt to use yarn, a vividly coloured, soft and flexible material with various textures that is ideal for creating a visual effect that a 2D painting cannot achieve.
My practice has an emphasis on enjoying the process of making, the uncertainty and unknown during the process rather than painting with an explicit purpose. Creation emerges when I face the canvas, materials, objects and colours. The result is unpredictable, while the meaning and interest of my creation is derived from the process itself.