Taking the acquainted and skewing it in surreal techniques, Felicia Chiao
illustrates painful human emotion by means of growing visible representations of emotions that may normally simplest be skilled. Whether or not or not it’s a room with out a home windows or the darkish bulbous personification of interior fight, the “Peculiar Ache” referenced during the exhibition is obvious.
Chiao’s autobiographical paintings chooses to concentrate on prone sides of what it approach to be human. She creates worlds wherein our concern, nervousness and melancholy seem as bodily as they really feel. Given this new bodily shape, they’re illustrated as amorphous blobs sitting on our laps pinning us down beneath the load of melancholy, as smothering nervousness looming across the subsequent nook, and as a pit in our abdomen when we will be able to no longer in finding the incentive to be productive as observed in Lamp Gentle, pictured above.
Loneliness persists during this frame of labor, the artist makes use of singular lighting fixtures shone on her figures right through night time scenes and shadows forged right through day scenes to actually isolate them from the remainder of their international. Others are observed staring at thru their window at an out of doors international that has change into international to them, or suffering to search out the desire to devour breakfast, those solitary beings in finding themselves by myself with their ideas.
Felicia Chiao states, “Peculiar Ache is concerning the small, undefinable pains you every now and then really feel when not anything is particularly improper. It will possibly come as that pain you’re feeling from a tragic track or that fleeting wave of depression that comes over you whilst looking ahead to water to boil. It may be the tightness on your chest prior to a social match or that imprecise sense of guilt you every now and then get, even if you’ve accomplished not anything improper. Peculiar pains are arduous to position into phrases however this frame of labor does its absolute best to discover them.”
Regardless of the ubiquitous emotions of depression, there also are stunning moments that shine thru and be offering an constructive outlook. A tree emerging out of a construction towards the solar, lushly blooming plants, and fridge magnets reminding the viewer that “Its adequate”.