This exhibition explores the complex relationship between beauty and perfection.
History shows us people will do anything in the pursuit of 'beauty' as many of us aspire to achieve 'perfection'. But are we our own worst enemy – standing in our own way of achieving perfection?
Do we have a twisted view of what beauty and perfection really are?
What is beauty anyway?
What is perfection?
In a world not too far away, the humble shoe is underpinned with layers of meaning and memories. For centuries, shoes were used to shape a society's ideal of beauty and perfection.
Can a pair of three inch shoes that encased not only feet – but thousands of years of trapped memories – be beautiful? Or are they torture? Did those wearing shoes so seemingly beautiful on the outside actually achieve perfection?
“I like my paintings to act as a catalyst for the observer to think and reflect. To act as a reminder that everyone is beautiful in their own way. We don’t have to try too hard to meet people’s or society’s expectations, or to get accepted. We should accept our own beauty as we are all unique.
"If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, then the person who is observing gets to decide what is beautiful.
"Beauty doesn't exist on its own but is created by us, the observer. I don’t want people to put themselves through this torture and allows other push them into becoming something they're not. History shows us one thousand years of abuse and torture should teach us that cherish and learn from past to make better choices.
"It’s a very personal for me exhibition for me because I know that everyone goes through living with self-doubt; we're driven to better ourselves. There is pressure from society where people often say
‘Be humble and be aware that there will always be someone better than you. You’ll never be what people want you to be.'