My photographic practice offers my queer lens and gaze in exploring my curiosity towards the negative space interrupted by the human body and creases of the skin. My enquiry lies in the unspoken, the silence, the grey area that resides between the conscious and the subconscious, between reality and dream. I invite the negative space to interact with the subject to welcome an emptiness full of possibilities, like a promise yet to be fulfilled, like the silence between the notes which make the music. Materiality also acts as an important part in my practice in adding textural values to the images itself. If my photographic images explore the concept of ma (間), the materiality of my images encapsulates the concept of wabi-sabi (侘寂), centred around notions of transience and imperfection. This image is one of my personal, visual haiku (俳句) to invite viewers a sense of space and pause to perceive moments of beauty that are impermanent and imperfect.
Sian - Estelle Yoon
- 35 x 27