Keshi Wu
Microscopic plans

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People often do not stay for a long time to observe the subtleties of life. The motivation for my work comes from the experience that I use an electronic magnifying glass to view the flowers I plant. This is a double-folded experience. It is a process of exploration to me and the audience. For me, it reminds me of the unknown and curious state of the world when I was young. For the audience, this is also an interesting process. The details of the enlarged plants become ambiguous. These images can be parts of the body, or scenery. And I used different materials, oil painting, and cyanotype, to finish them separately. The materiality of each gives the audience different emotional experiences.

Art Statement

My work focuses on the changes that come from the passage of time. People often don't pay enough attention to subtle changes in daily life. And I want to capture a particular moment in this flow and then visually present it to the audience with my feelings. The most common themes in my works are various plants. I plant flowers and vegetables, collect fallen leaves and make dried flowers. These activities are time-related, each requires patient waiting. Whether it is changing from a seed to a flower or the leaves slowly withering, there is a slow change in the vitality of things besides the change of form. Physical existence, whether it is things in nature or in chosen materials, is rigid and fixed, but changes, time, and emotions are soft and ephemeral. My central interest is establishing the connection between the two. For me, these are all things that need to be felt and conveyed with heart, eyes, and hands, no matter how subtle.