Chinese Australian artist Fan Dongwang describes the objects in Descendants have been lent the imagery of “heads, eyes, mouths, arms, legs and tails,” projecting an animate quality to fabricate the unidentifiable biomorphic bodies. The constructed beings may thus be akin to the insect/bird/fish/human/machine hybrids that can be extended indefinitely by inventing new versions under the theme of Descendants. The entire composition of Descendants becomes a much-manipulated reassemblage of some limited simple mechanical forms to trigger the viewer’s interest. The strictly geometrical shapes thus have the ambiguous effect of an autonomous being.
All paintings are acrylic on canvas.