artist stmt.

forrest wong’s work focuses on the body in relation to particular objects and situations and often manifests into many forms of expression, both ritualistic and humoristic, all while critically reflecting on his own identity and condition. His work offers interpretations of life’s thresholds within the context of a shifting multicultural environment that artist engages with.
He observes, gathering the fragments from his everyday life, then weaves them into works of art. He creates dream-like and mysterious realms that involve transitions from his own subjectiveness intertwined with twists of reality. The works enlighten viewers through simplicity, such as a single word drawn from his own daily experiences that is ambiguous and powerful. He hopes viewers will detect immeasurable imagination stretching beyond boundaries or reasons, reminding them to embrace the absurd, the irrational, and the nonsensical as a means to make sense of their life.