The Explicable Visual Disability Series plays on the viewers’ principles of pure visual perception. Using photographs taking during a Chinese New Year fireworks display in 2011, the series consists of six canvas prints that are also three diptychs. The use of color, orientation, superimposition (layering), positioning and text of the artworks are obstacles to the viewers as they try to make out what the artworks are all about. The obstacles disable the audience from taking each artwork as a whole, breaking up the composition of the photograph and of the original theme of fireworks. Living with a visual disability of his own, Chang has very particular feelings when he is using the right or the left brain to perceive. By adding text as the top layer, humans are instantly drawn to read and comprehend, using their left brains, making it even harder to use only the right brain, which is supposed the more perceptive, more artistic hemisphere, with which one uses to ‘properly’ perceive art. All artworks are digitally printed using high quality oil paint on canvas.
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