XIAYI


嘉 苡

FLOWERHEAD (2019)





Flowerhead pays homage to Simryn Gill’s A Small Town At The Turn Of The Century (1999-2000) in which subjects’ heads were substituted with tropical fruit. Gill’s work explores how an artwork’s subjects can be anonymized and their individual identities become variable with simple changes in their appearances and environment. The Flowerhead series explores similar terrain; individuals’ heads are hidden by excessively large bouquets, thus turning humans into something strange while also humanizing the natural world around them.
















Flowerhead is currently exhibiting at The Chow Kit Hotel, Ormond Group in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.