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No’Mad Be Happy Exhibition

July 7, 2023 - August 26, 2023

“No’Mad Be Happy”

Works by Ma Nong

On view in the Back Room Gallery at Arts Warehouse, July 7th – August 26th, 2023

Exhibition Statement

The signifier of identity:
Textures, shapes, and forms
Color, brushwork and material
These undo character
And build up evidence of culture, persona, and experience.

I am a nomad, Korean stranger when in Taiwan, Taiwanese stranger in Korea, and
just a stranger in the US. I am interested in identity, inherited, acquired, ascribed.

The most important thing in my work is anguish about my identity. “We (all) are
the people” It is my desire and passion for my creation to express that we all have
equal values. In the process of seeing and feeling from all surrounding
environments, large puzzles are put together one by one, and these experiences
are fused and harmonized to be expressed as one work.

As a Taiwanese born in Korea, I moved to southern Florida, USA and lived for 10
years. We encounter strangeness and difference at every moment, but the sunlight,
sky and green nature of subtropical culture always give warm inspiration. We hope
that this will be compressed and symbolized in cubes in the work and will inspire
you as well.


July 7, 2023
August 26, 2023
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