SUGAR_Wonderland/

2022

Living in an age where mass media, electronic games, global culture, and ancient ideas become easily accessible at my fingertips, my idea about a city, its spatial relation, function, and experience were altered by different digital navigation modes and AR perspectives.

The urban settings that I lived in and travelled to, built up my dream and reality. Together with my own childhood memories, these diverse, blurry sources of inspiration, produce weird images in my mind. I am taking what has “built” me, to build this wonderland project of mine. 

As a wonderland architect, I am creating a theme park called the SUGAR_Wonderland, a place seemingly with only candy-sweetness. I intend to explore the brittle lines between truth and illusion, sweet and bitter, and the top-down and organic elements in our urban environments. The series comprises paintings that depict the imagined “wonderland project” — which includes various vantage points of the facilities, using an aerial perspective that is like scrolling through a google map. It is also an experiment of searching and revealing the inner self through uncovering images in my mind.