Julieta Hsiung


Melted candle on canvas, 20 x 30 cm



Heart Melted candle on canvas, 20 x 30 cm

The wax material is intriguing due to its melting process, tactile qualities, and fragrant properties.

The artwork is titled 'Heart.' The wax rapidly solidifies, creating a dripping effect, and the varying thickness of the layers on the canvas evokes the imagery of internal organs and blood vessels, as if peeled away from the skin.

The language employed in this piece straddles the line between two-dimensionality and three-dimensionality. As their positions change within the installation, they give rise to visual and olfactory effects that become focal points within the space. This results in a communicative function akin to that of an organ.