Dandan Luo - Artist Statement
After graduation from the Corcoran College of Art & Design in Washington, DC, I continue to make artworks. My work is an externalization of my own experience, vision, dreams, and imagination. I see the process of creating art a personal journey where I continuously invest parts of myself into it.
Life is trouble, we have the opportunity to make the best of it. I often use culturally accessible symbols. Putting them in disorienting contexts, I invite viewers to consider their less saccharin associations. This allows viewers the freedom to decipher these symbols and interpret them as they may.
If life is imperfect, are we still allowed to dream? Following the paths created in my work, viewers can take personal journeys of imagination, wandering through the imageries which intersect on the same plane of visual representation, but also diverge. My intent is encouraging. Viewers might get a laugh and feel the positivity as they discover bits and pieces, twists and turns of my paintings and other works, just like how we navigate our experience of the world where we never have complete understanding.