Since the mid-1980s, I have been working across print, paint, sculpture, photography and mixed media experimentally. Drawing on fine and pop art imagery, I explore Asian femininity, my personal family history, and articulate a critical position within contemporary post-colonial consumption saturated Britain.
In recent works such as Fortune and Perfect Fit, I explore issues of gender and race through the aesthetics of collecting. Dress accessories, lingerie, bindis, bras, flowers, hair-pieces, jewellery and make-up allow me to play with the formal properties of these materials, working with repetition and patterns as well as with their allusions to the hyper-feminine, the sexual and the everyday. Encompassing the idea of Arte Povera and recycled materials, I transforms these ‘worthless’ materials that many consider cheap kitsch and unworthy of serious contemplation.
In a maturing of sensibilities shaped through an ongoing engagement with art practice, my current interests invites and engage viewers to experience a new dynamics and intimacy of looking.