My painting investigates the ambivalence associated with identity and asymmetrical balance that creates paradoxical spatial propositions. I employ abstraction or semi-abstraction as a means of extracting my personal perceptions and experiences—often intertwined with socio-political and cultural specifics. The grids, squares, patterns, lattice or checkerboard-like structures with motile forms serve as a vehicle to speak of separation, confrontation, and tension. They often describe a physical, psychological or cultural barrier that I have experienced since I moved to the US. As a Xennial who has had an analog childhood and a digital adulthood, I make a painting that looks digital but still remains the materiality. My painting, where gradational colors are paired with textural surfaces, chases the digital aura. My painting also intends gentle and tempting colors accompanying with wild and agitating elements to invite the viewers to the enigmatic mindscape where they see their own multi-layered images as reality. Hoping to open up a larger conversation of diversity and coexistence in social context, my paintings allow the rigid structures to be the places of playfulness, hope, and the possibility rather than suppression, anger, and anxiety.