Dong Eun, Year 13

  • Painting
  • gouache and acrylic on wooden canvas
  • 894(w) 1455(h) (d) mm

This painting was based on my trip to Japan. In Japan, I felt as if my identity were rejected, which I have never felt in Korea or the UK. Reflecting on this experience, I was led to the idea of Nausea as explained by Sartre. I have represented myself as a broken pillar which is in the centre, drawing a parallel between my rejected self-identity and a broken pillar which is no longer able to support anything, and thus no longer able to function according to its identity as a pillar.