The work of the Taiwanese artist Hsu Tung Han is critically important in terms of this materiality. Like a puzzle bridging two worlds, these human sculptures are made from a single piece of wood in the process of pixelating. In a single piece, it questions time, interruption, handwork, nature, digital attraction and human beings.
At first stage the artist uses clay models and sketches to succeed. Secondly the concept transforms into wooden blocks such as walnut, teak, or African wax wood. Each work never seems fully formed, though each comes at the end of a laborious process. A dynamism that seems to set them in motion. As a circle of time, human and technology: Present turns to past, future turns to present. Who is us, who is upfront and where we are heading to?