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 putting art at the center of my professional career, after almost a decade working with technology companies in Silicon Valley. 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.