Piece description from the artist
In “No More Drama”, I am intrigued by the idea that “true” and “pure” emotions exist in our dreams. I was inspired by Erving Goffman’s Dramaturgical theory, people act during their daily social interactions, much like in the theatrical performance. There is a front region where the individual are “on stage”, in front of others. There is also a back stage, which are hidden or private place where the individual can be themselves.
The life-size shadow in the painting represents such secret garden. I hope when people stand in front of it, they can think of their true selves.
Tiffany Yue Liu earned an M.F.A. in painting from Academy of Art University in San Francisco and a B.A. in environmental design from the College of Fine Arts Shanghai University, Shanghai, China. Tiffany has participated in several group shows in both San Francisco and China. In April of 2011, Tiffany’s oil on panel Parallel Futures participated in “Where to?” at the de Young Museum in San Francisco.
Currently, Tiffany is a freelance writer for Art World Magazine in Shanghai, China, and a fulltime artist in San Francisco.