Bone Skin Flesh series

2022, Paintings, Oil on Linen

“Bone Skin Flesh Series”, which are vanitas paintings, a common art genre since medieval times showing the transience of life, the futility of pleasure, and the certainty of death. Bones and especially skulls are symbols of “memento mori” (Latin,  ‘remember you must die), which express the meaning of vanitas. In the series “Bone Skin Flesh”, I wish to use the imagery of engraved skin and bones to express “how information changes us in invisible ways”. This series is also an experiment in “how the combination of words and images form information and meaning” by changing the form of the subject and adding words, numbers, and symbols, based on hypothetical thinking.