Mad World uses symbols and metaphors, the language of 20th-century Surrealist art, to create a dream-like alienated and bizarre visual world, which explores the connection between inner emotions and nihilism.
The past, present, and the future are manifested through the combination of photography and digital painting. Most of objects in this project are based on the real memory, so first of all photography is a way to remodel the past scene. After that, on the basis of digital painting, to surrealize the true world, distorting and incorporating it within emotions. Therefore Mad World is not only a relic of the past but also an unfinished dream.
Chasing the madness is easy to get lost, because in the course of time, life and death, pain and fragility, affection and tranquility are always alternating cycles in nothingness. The answer might never be found, whether the obsession and memories is the only theory that can keep people survival in the mad world?
“Why does someone have to die?”
“Someone has to die in order that the rest of us should value life more. It’s contrast.” “And who will die? ”
“The poet will die, and the visionary”
—— Virginia Woolf ”The Hours”