Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?

Mixed-media / Dimensions variable / 2017

This work is based on common understanding. Title of this work is same as Gauguin’s representative painting. There are 20 museum tags which shows the tittle in deferent languages, English, Japanese, Russian and so on. In this work, I tried to express an universal question of our life. I assume very many people seeks their identities in the long history of the world. For instance, around 7 century’s Chinese buddhist literature, the hight monk gave same question to his pupil. Therefore I decided to choose this painting which is one of universal questions, find our identities and it might be beyond couture, common sense that each country, people have.

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