Zoe Sua Kay
My work is an investigation of the physical and psychological effects of sensations related to touch and intimacy. The use of hyper-magnified human form induces an alternating sense of claustrophobia and desire. Moreover, largeness of scale is key in generating feelings of being surrounded by the overbearing presence of another human-like form, a presence that vacillates between the real and the abstract. The “landscape” nature of this color-field flesh painting is not only an examination of skin and its reactions to (and effect on) psychological states, it is a kind of invitation to a journey over and through the subject’s flesh; a transgression of the boundaries of preestablished notions of social comfort.