Artist Christine Wu’s paintings and drawings are aimed to capture the vulnerability of self-discovery while also exploring “the tangibility of memories and the way we remember”. The pieces definitely hold reference to personal moments in the artist’s life and tell miniature narratives from one piece to another when viewed sequentially. Wu commonly uses double imagery in her paintings to portray a form of growth not physical but rather cerebral. She goes on to state that, “Sometimes we have bittersweet moments with ourselves, where we have to lose something to move forward – allowing our minds to grow up and mature. My work has a lot to do with metaphorical deaths, and with the layering, I am creating ghost images of things that could be, could have been, and may never be.” However, she allows interpretation of the exact context of the moment or design of each ghost image to be left up to the interpreter, not defined by herself as she realizes that every person has very different moments of letting go, losing, maturing, and growing on through challenges. See her work below!
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