Evan Ye, Ascension, 2021, Oil on canvas, 105*99 cm. Image courtesy: the artist.

Artist statement

“Ascension” is created using oil paint on a unstretched canvas, mixed with turpentine and bleach, diluted paint is poured directly onto the surface to achieved stain forms. The audio track is made using sampling from instrumental recording and modular synthesizer. The work prioritises translate of colour and sound in considerations on the experience of the world and moments of life, the relationship between colour and sound and the concept of synaesthesia. The shift between senses explored the paint material as technology transforming the painting process to non-material form. The work encourage audience to activates sense of hearing, respond to the sound.

Instagram: @evan1724

Audio work(14:53) work in progress: https://soundcloud.com/evan-ye538625091/jennybirt?utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing

acscension art piece for jenny brit award

Acknowledgement of Country

UNSW School of Art & Design stands on an important place of learning and exchange first occupied by the Bidjigal and Gadigal peoples.

We acknowledge the Bidjigal and Gadigal peoples as the Traditional Custodians of the land that our students and staff share, create and operate on. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and extend this respect to all First Nations peoples across Australia. Sovereignty has never been ceded.