Kachun is a Chinese-Norwegian artist from Lillesand, currently working between
Oslo, Norway and Melbourne, Australia. Lay works process-oriented in the fields
of sculpture, drawing, installation and performance. His artistic practice is heavily
inspired by the ideas and studies of Personality Psychology and Ecopsychology.
Lay’s work investigates personal relationships towards the individual subject and
social circles through material exploration. His practice is informed by questions such
as: do objects have a personality? Can organic and non-organic matter be perceived
as subjects equal to ourselves?
By comparing material qualities to human’s characteristics, Lay utilise analogy and
metaphors as a catalyst for his work. He extracts elements from his own identity and
experiences that have altered him. His body of work function as a mental diary; he
defines his practice as a mixture of autobiographical and material-based art.
Through his practice, Lay aims to interconnect humans to materiality on a
psychological level while allowing the viewer to examine the ideas of relationships
and collective care for both society, environment and nature.