Florence is a visual artist based in Naarm, Melbourne. She completed a PhD degree across Computer Science and Visual Art from University of Sydney in 2014. She has had a background in scientific visualisation - using visual graphics to facilitate the understanding of complex data.
Her studio-based art practice focuses on the narrative aspects of visual mediums and using subject for storytelling, primarily painting and drawing in traditional mediums. Her art practice is influenced by her cultural heritage and experience as a child learning painting in traditional mediums. Presently, she is interested in exploring the social and cultural identities through her work. she takes an interest in a variety of genre: portraiture, still life and landscape paintings that represent or is part of everyday experience.
My work is a testament to the belief that art serves as a mirror to one’s conscious self and to the collective consciousness of the society. I seek to use my art for capturing essence of identities in all forms: from deeply rooted cultural heritage to the ever-evolving social constructs that shape our daily lives.
Within my art practice, I draw inspirations from my own experiences, surroundings, or the narratives of those I am familiar with. I am compelled to use my paintings to unravel the multifaceted threads of cultural and social identities. Through my paintings that carry a signature of my own culture heritage, life experiences, I intend to ignite a dialogue that transcends barriers and embraces diversity. In my exploration of cultural and social identities, I invite viewers to embark on a journey of connection. I aspire to create paintings that encourage appreciation and empathy for the unique journeys we all undertake in our quest for self-identity. Ultimately, I aim to use my art as a vehicle for celebrating diversities, embracing individual differences, and exploring the common thread that binds us as human beings, and to the foremost, for making this world a better place.