Material & Size: C - Prints, 6.5 x 8.5 cm, Fruit stickers with golden outlines.
2012 Re-en-act. OCT International Artist Studio, Shenzhen, China.
2013 Shiyuan Liu solo exhibition - The Edge of Vision, or the Edge of the Earth, White Space Beijing, China.
2015 From "Happiness" To "Whatever", Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai, China.
If It Wasn’t consists of nine photos that have kids stickers on them, and shows the artist’s early explorations
of contextuality of images. The artist directly covers a landscape image with a children fruit sticker, as if it is
a play, quickly deciding the area to cover. This split second decision demonstrates exactly the artist’s
understanding of the relationship between images. Through a simple action that is almost reflexive and a
judgement that is almost intuitive, shown here is the artist’s consideration of the relationship between human’s
universal, primal desire for beauty, and visual experiences.
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