Shiqing Deng

Region: Northeast

 My work explores the relationship between virtually-manipulated realities and the tangible world, using clothing as a starting point. We use clothing to express ourselves yet it can suppress and conceal us, thereby becoming a restraint on our freedom. I use the human body as the carrier of clothing and clothing as a carrier of bodily expression. Cloth and figure interlace in my paintings, where clothing represents a second skin of human bodies that are undefined by gender, race, and origin.