Janice Wu


details of Receipts & Cash
2011
15″ x 20″
pencil &acrylic gouache on paper


Works by Vancouver based artist, Janice Wu.


Obsessive Compulsive Assortment
2011
15″ x 20″
pencil & acrylic gouache on paper



details of Receipts & Cash
2011
15″ x 20″
pencil &acrylic gouache on paper



Fragments 1
2012
9″ x 12″
pencil & gouache



Kikkoman
2011
9″ x 11″
pencil & acrylic gouache on paper



$50 Bill
2012
20″ x 20 ”
pencil & gouache on paper



Receipts
2011
15 x 20″
pencil & acrylic gouache



Chopstick Wrappers
2012
18″ x 24″
Pencil & gouache on paper



Happy Drawing
2011
11 x 15″
pencil & acrylic gouache



Sweet & Sour
2011
10 x 14″
pencil, acrylic gouache, & cherry juice stains


“My work explores how meaning, value, and associations are placed upon things in the material realm. I am interested in how seemingly worthless objects have the potential for whimsy and how the ‘inanimate’ mundane can reveal poetic and narrative possibilities. Through re-imagining the mediocre, the ordinary can become playful and even precious. Working meticulously in pencil and watercolor, my drawings reveal the intricate, tender nature of this medium and reflect the notion of devoting time and contemplation in to the easily overlooked. Through this process of investigating the quotidian, I train my looking practice towards observing the subtleties in my own lived experiences. My curiosity also lies in what kind of ethnographic experiences I can construct through my work. By studying personal material cultures, I hope to reveal understandings or realizations, large or small, of shared human experiences.”

http://janice-wu.com
via It’s Nice That

Comments
  1. Tony Durke says:

    Your stuff is ridiculously cool. To give ‘throwaway’ objects such purpose is original and does make you look at these absolutely worthless things as something real. And the money is, well, money.

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