|Location||France / Paris|
|Residency||Cité Internationale des Arts|
|Year of the Grant||2007|
In the context of art development, NYC is at the center of the contemporary art world and it also gave birth to Abstract Expressionism. Important abstract artists such as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, and Frank Stella were all based in NYC. Even today, the newest concepts and forms of art originated from this city. For an artist like myself, who has been working within the field of abstract painting, the city provides an abundance of opportunities to conduct artistic exchange and allows for breakthroughs in art making. Through my residency, I was able to bring in modern cosmopolitan characters into my work and apply stronger and more straight-forward languages that reflected my experience in a metropolitan city. I added a sense of history and time to my rational way of thinking. Series of arranged paintings further highlighted the mobile characters of the metropolitan city, thus stirring much more than creative energy.