Three years in the making, the Siamese series was inspired by the strong, yet flowing nature of Siamese fighting fish. I created this body of work with the goal of making it the transition from a full-time job working with technology startups in Silicon Valley, to one where my art would take the center stage. Therefore, the whole series evolved in parallel to the mental and emotional journey of pursuing a goal regardless of obstacles and difficulty. The colorful brushstrokes are meant to convey the vivacious and flowing nature of Siamese fighting fish; and, the meticulous metal patchwork is meant to resemble thousands of scales, but most importantly, the armor and strength of a warrior.
The series, comprised of 19 paintings and 7 studies, was presented in my first solo exhibition in San Francisco, CA during the Fall of 2018. This marked an important milestone in my career, and the beginning of a new chapter in New York City.
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The images below are from the artist's solo exhibition in Downtown San Francisco.
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