Suzie/俊俏 is an artist based in North Fitzroy, who primarily makes illustrative art inspired by feelings of child-like wonder and their Chinese heritage. Playing with different mediums is an integral part of their art practice. The freedom of being a novice and the sensory experience is joyous and fuels their expression. They make pieces that incorporate more traditional Chinese art forms and styles, as well as their diasporic, queer point of view. Suzie has also been a part of organising events prioritising queer/trans BIPOC people and highlighting local DJs and performers.
A commission回归初心, an animation
by Suzie Wang
The ‘回归初心‘ project has two parts: the first is a short animation video featuring the phrase ‘回归初心‘ which means to return or regress to one’s original intention or desire. The concept is that as adults our creativity can only evolve so far before we need to return to the joyous, colourful, uninhibited wants of our child selves. The video changes from black and white, more inspired by traditional Chinese calligraphy artworks, to vibrant colours and childhood motifs. The second part is an extension of the animation where the user can create their own image using the illustrations from the animation. The hope is that they can create an image expressing their childlike wonder, a simple collage free of perfection and self critique.
Have a play here.