Solo Exhibition, 4 April – 4 May 2023

Every year, nearly 800,000 people take their own lives, often as an impulsive response to crisis, such as financial problems, relationship break-up, chronic pain, illness and stress. While mental disorders and substance abuse are linked to suicide in high-income countries, isolation, violence, abuse, and loss can also contribute to suicidal behaviour.

Even more so, according to the WHO, the COVID-19 pandemic has raised concerns about its impact on mental health and the psycho-social well-being of individuals. It is estimated that the pandemic has triggered a 25% increase in the global prevalence of anxiety and depression.

I believe that what we truly lack in today’s world is not just basic necessities like food and shelter, but rather the feeling of being cared for and loved, and the assurance that we are not alone and that reaching out for help will not result in rejection? It seems that this loving “touch” is what’s missing in today’s society.

These series of works is a follow-up exhibition on the postponed Love series, which delves into the act of touch. The exhibition showcases a series of wired sculptures portraying babies, which have been exhibited in the gallery. Visitors are encouraged to engage with the artworks by holding, carrying and hugging the sculptures.

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