My life and my art traverse inside-out and outside-in. I imagine that I am from the planet of Venus and have recently relocated back to Vancouver from other continents. Challenging man-made boundaries, respecting diversity and celebrating oneness are important to me.   Globalisation, migration, anthropocene and  consumerism among many common human issues have generated questions regarding our identity as individuals and in relation to other human beings as well as our environment.

 

To tell my story, I would like to highlight three key projects:

“Fragments of Grey Matter”, “9_9” which are projects released as books and exhibitions and my ongoing project “A-MARE”. Various works of "A-MARE" have been shown in Spain and Italy. At the upcoming group show (OPENING on 25 July 2020 details to follow) in Vancouver, you see a few manifestations from the series “A-MARE”. Please see the specific tab A-MARE for the series.

 

Fragments of Grey Matter”, set in Singapore, examines the notion of beauty in a not-so-aesthetic environment with a self-transformed perspective, “9_9”, set in Italy, examines the multi-layered questions of identity and reality through meeting with other artists and expressing "our" collaboration in our double self-portraits.  I learnt that exploring sense of belonging in a foreign country is perhaps best done via creating communities. 


Through hand-weaving and sculpting of my photographic images taken around the world, Project “A-MARE”  ("to love, to sea") seeks to integrate what maybe our life source and of our un_consciousness—just like the fluid nature of our oceans.  It is a meditative journey towards our roots, perhaps, towards our shared humanity--the good, the bad and the ugly. 

 

Overall, I think of myself as still growing up. I invite viewers of my work to ask questions and be Artists in Life. 

 

 

 

To connect with me:

Instagram @kristin.man

or click on my logo below

 

 

Kristin Man| kman01@gsb.columbia.edu| All rights reserved.

SAVE THE DATE 25 July 2020 VANCOUVER SHOW, "A-MARE" makes part of "Written on the Water", till 25 September 2020.  1370 Marine Dr, West Vancouver, Benjamin Lumb Art House.

 

Newly added webpage "Arches in Italy", images made over a decade--click on tab on the left.

Kristin ManArtist, Visual & VErbal