Yunhan Liu’s practice is based on the interactive dialogue between audiences and their environment, as well as the unity of art and experience. In Horizon, shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2019, Liu uses the sun as a model to explore the immediate sublime experience that is evoked by simulacra. The work invites viewers to re-engage with artificial light and the way nature is understood.
The artist explains: “The work is driven by the understanding of the self, perception and origin. I reconstruct nature to evoke a pure sensory experience and a greater spiritual awareness. By manipulating organic phenomena, my work encourages viewers to question their relationship with the digital age.”
The Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition 2019 runs 8 March-14 July. Find out more here.
Images courtesy the artist.