Working on commissions were quite challenging, a bit terrifying and also strangely satisfying. Ego massaging? Perhaps. But the most satisfying part was the joy and happiness the commissioners demonstrated upon the deliveries of the works. I would love to do some commissioned portraits. My dear readers, your selfies can never compete with a timeless oil portrait for classiness.
The most satisfying work from 2002 was a group portrait, Interaction, which captured the spirit of the then Chinese collage students, who were facing very uncertain futures, in the age of political corruption and crackdown around the time of 1989 Tian’anmen (Tiananmen) Massacre and a very harsh economic reality.
Below is the video presentation of oil paintings I completed in 2002:
Music excerpt TimeSphere by Steven Yi
Ensemble: Electronic (blue, Csound)
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