Artist: Hu Jingxuan
Title: Encapsulated Time
Medium: Mixed media on canvas (Acrylic and graphite)
Size (cm): 80 x 130
Encapsulated Time features a constructed interior made up of fragments of architectural and historical elements inspired by the artist’s own nomadic experience.
In modern society, people are constantly moving and travelling, resulting in hybrid identities, blurred cultural borders and confusing social contexts. How does one negotiate the perplexing realities of contemporary life and identity in an ever-changing landscape?
Using art as a visual journal, the artist examines these ideas of modern life and migration in Encapsulated Time, capturing lost memories in a manufactured setting by re-imagining the gaps rather than recording them as they were supposed to be.