Where have gone avarice and conscience? The Disappeared No. 226 lost himself to what he wants, sacrificing conscience for the sake of profits. A manipulator inside out. People lose themselves, falling prey to desire.
While it may seem possible to see through the profound eyes of Ahn Zhe, they always leave you wondering what actually lies behind their misty depths. It is as if an infinite universe resides in those dark brown pupils, in spiral after spiral, where traces of melancholy, innocence and beauty are revealed through that subtle, flimsy moment of light.
To him, art is about portraying “the little universe,” and drama about unleashing the universe itself. For anyone who wants to know more about him, his productions offer a close peek into his world.
In his words, the so-called universe does not represent a whole picture. People in the modern age tend to live in their own little universe, which, instead of staying within boundaries, is ever expanding, and sometimes demonstrates only part of our lives.
This is a collection of his works from 2010 to 2014. Every creation of his tries to explore and shed light on his life, future, and relationships. With different angles and perspectives, he hopes to construct a little universe that belongs solely to him and which he desires to share with you.
“Peeping, incompletion, self-doubt, change, vulnerability, and coexistence.”
These sum up how he feels in pursuing his creative dream and the truth behind it.
“Sorrow, stress, absurdity, and desire.”
They are the messages he wishes to deliver to this beloved world from his seemingly pessimistic heart.
His works brim with criticism, introspection, sarcasm, and absurdity. He is not just painting for painting’s sake, but for the sake of conveying his thoughts.
Answers are seldom found in his works since there are too many of them in this world, where there is no such thing as a standard answer. Thus he never provides answers, but leaves blanks and spaces for the viewers to fill in.
In this book, he graphically depicts ten stories, all born out of his little universe and embedded with rich meaning.
The recurring elements appearing to be “negative” in the universe constructed by Ahn Zhe are, as a matter of fact, warnings to the real world.You need to see the bad to appreciate the good. Apart from ten of his finest works, the edition also includes an attached booklet featuring his daily life as an actor and artist. Acting plays a crucial role in Ahn Zhe’s life. By providing him with a way to explore, project, and release emotions, performing in dramas has in fact transformed his little universe. Above all, it allows him to share his little universe with all of you.