Jiaqi Zhang

Food, Fat, Anxiety

I love eating…

At the same time, I care about my body shape; I always feel overweight. This often leads to anxiety. My work focuses on this anxiety, but tries to build a humorous relationship between it and obesity.

I use sugar as my starting point. Sugar is a recognized food that can makes us fat, so here it is rendered as a fat-like substance. Metal is used as a constraint but the fat continues to grow, creating a sense of being out of control. A selection of foods that can make us fat and anxious have been represented here in an intriguing complexity.

Materials: brass, sugar, spray, resin

Contact Jiaqi: hearzhang@foxmail.com