Anko Chang

Master of Fine Arts in Studio, Painting and Drawing

My artwork has been about exploring the story arc of value in my lifetime. A diverse background between East, West, new and old gave me a yearning for self discovery, and then for social commentary. Upon self reflection of my role as an artist, I gained a strong urge to define art/artists and their value to the world. Influenced by the evolution of society and the etiologies of obsolescence, I compared the subjective value of artworks and artists to modern currency. I realized that my definition of art is the notion of a human being expressing subjective value with an objective language. At the same time, I feel displaced in time as a painter. I am a futurist with antique tool sets. I started using technology and video projections to give life to my inanimate paintings with the belief that painting can become a four dimensional experience.