You and I

You and I share a different life, a story of two.

We speak a very different language.
I tend to mumble a lot, and you always listen quietly.

You are an idea that I search for, I feel safe around you, yet I feel more comfortable around myself.

We are two and you make it one.

You are the reflection of my desperate loneliness, a vision that I seek for, but all I see is myself.

(Convex mirrors, gas connectors and concrete, 2022, photography by Seamus Byrne)

Zi Qin 覃梓轩 @leonqinnn (2000) is a multidisciplinary Chinese-Australian artist based in Sydney.

With living experiences in both China and Australia, social and cultural sufferings form the key inspirations of his practice. Evoked by constant frustration, he captures the unspeakable relationship with others through pastel drawings and explores the tension between humour and impatience of a generation. If drawing is his way to understand his own subconscious, then sculptural installation is his response to the past. By reconsidering the existences of daily objects, he recontextualises such materials into an image of urban loneliness.