Janice Wu is that cute girl next door that likes to draw. This Vancouverite is not only one of my good friends, but is also one of the many talented students from Emily Carr University.
Janice Wu’s work explores how meaning, value, and associations are placed upon things in the material realm. She is interested in how seemingly worthless objects have the potential for whimsy and how the ‘inanimate’ mundane can reveal poetic and narrative possibilities. Through re-imagining the mediocre, the ordinary can become playful and even precious. Working meticulously in pencil and watercolor, her drawings reveal the intricate, tender nature of this medium and reflect the notion of devoting time and contemplation in to the easily overlooked. Through this process of investigating the quotidian, she trains her looking practice towards observing the subtleties in her own lived experiences.
Janice Wu was currently featured in Beautiful/Decay, Juxatpoz and The Huffington Post. Congrats J!