Work In Progress

Equatorial Grey

by Tan Wei


Equatorial grey is a series of imagery that peeks into the living quarters of the artist to look at the influence of the lived environment that would sublimate into the fleeting narrative of the butterfly–the protagonist within the artist’s subconscious.




A seeming obsession, this desire for an otherwise virtual reality reveals one’s uncertainty of the present. Here, the work is presented as pieces rather than a whole in order for the viewer to experience the search for answer where the series of imagery seeks to question the whims of our desire as poor arbiters of what we truly seek in living as the protagonist awakes in her metaphysical world as a butterfly, a life form with limited time left on earth.




Tan Wei is a visual artist who is rooted in her practice of storytelling that is focused on the fundamental construct of our reality and being.