I Have No Home But Me
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I Have No Home But Me explores themes of home and duality through personal narratives embedded in my paintings and artists’ books. A duality that exists within a body does not necessarily exist as a pair of oppositions. The pair can also be complementary to each other, or live at the same time as coexistence. This paper examines how the idea of duality threads its way through the key themes in my studio practice: painting and colour theory; ambiguity and disconnection created by minimalistic work; and the concept of home and identity. These themes—ambiguity, formal structure, and home—coincide with my personal narrative, which is also present. Examples of artworks by Agnes Barley, Gustav Klimt, and Agnes Martin are discussed in relation to these themes with a focus on architecture and memory, the window as a dualistic spatial device, and how grids influence the physical and mental states of the human body.
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WANZHI (BRUBEY) HU (2020). I Have No Home But Me. UWSpace. http://hdl.handle.net/10012/15876