Haoyang (Avery) Jiao is a digital visual artist based in London, his background in fashion design has heavily influenced his artistic practice. He creates works that encompass a range of mediums and techniques, including 3D modeling, scene construction, animation production, and AR interaction. His art often explores political themes and social issues, particularly those related to LGBTQ+ rights and political expression.
In the world we live in today, countless tragedies and sufferings occur in every corner. None of us can guarantee that we will not be the next victim to be crushed by life's iron fist. We are controlled by an intangible force, and we must find a way to seek redemption. It is in this context that Avery's project takes root.
In his creative process, he has incorporated many metaphors of the real world. These metaphors include confusing mazes, hallucinogenic mushrooms, flowers that surveil us, televisions that broadcast fake news, hypocritical and cunning deities, lanterns that depend on good and bad fortune, city buildings like chessboards, and screens that record history. Through these metaphors, he aims to remind people not to forget history and to view the world we live in dialectically. Avery encourages them to question the invincible forces and to use their courage to guard their inner voices.