Inspired by Fowles’ novel, Shu-Yun Chang has produced her new collection of illustrations to explore the unrequited love leading to destructions. In order to collect, the subject views the loved one as an object. Gaze, stalk, collecting, possessiveness and despair in her works show a series of obsessive actions that are generally considered to be dangerous. Due to her strong interest in popular culture, it is easy to find the influence of manga, anime or rock music in her works. For example, the dual-piece of work “You’re A Star in Nobody’s Eyes but Mine”, named after a line of the band The Killers’ song, is the start of this journey toward the ideal love of a twisted mind and shows the wishful thinking derived from gaze. As the exhibition title suggests, the audiences are invited to the collection of a collector’s inner thoughts.
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