​Sirius' works are based on the fantasy of objects; how objects look like something else they are actually not, and how they trigger the memories and emotions of the viewers and project themselves onto the objects. ​

"There is an universal tendency amongst mankind to conceive all beings like themselves, and to transfer to every object those qualities with which they are familiarly acquainted, and of which they are intimately conscious.” (Hume, 1757)

Daily objects create resonance with people because of its familiarity, and yet the projection of these memories and emotions from the viewers shape the objects into something unfamiliar to its usual form. Though portraying the hybrid version of objects, a sense of uncanny is created. Their new hybrid forms allow memory to be in flux, providing spaces for others to interpret.

陳氏的作品探討關於物的幻想:物看似其他似是而非的東西,因而觸及觀者的記憶和情感,以及觀者把自身投射在物件上的傾向。因著對日常物的熟悉感,人們很容易與物產生某種共鳴和聯想。

 

「人類有一種普遍傾向,往往認為所有的存在物和他們一樣,並把他們熟知的且在內心中深深意識到的特質,轉移到每一個物體上。」(休謨,1757)

 

日常物承載著觀者自身的投影而變形,不再是原本單純的物;這些變形的日常物既熟悉又陌生。透過繪畫這些變形物所產生的詭秘感,陳氏希望把觀者帶進記憶流動的狀態,一個能夠介入想像的空間。

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