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The Essentialists Exhibition

Artwork Gallery

Impressionistic painting of planet earth with a mixture of urban landscape and birds

Artist Statement

Artist Name: Yujia Guo

Title: Two Future

Medium: Digital

Year: 2020


Artist Statement:

Have you ever imagined the future of our planet? Here are two futures in my imagination:

  1. The earth has enough resources for everyone, but as a result of the population explosion, residential buildings are getting taller and taller, even breaking through the atmosphere.

  2. Land without nutrients cannot be cultivated and beautiful, there is only toxic waters. Full of flowery but hallucinating miasma.

The dove, a symbol of hope, flew into the universe to kill itself, a metaphor for the contrast between life and death. Colour inspired by an oil spill