Tianhui Zheng is an animator and illustrator from China. In her opinion, animation is a romantic art form. She yearns to combine illustration/animation with contemporary social and cultural phenomena and presents her abstract thinking from the micro perspective in distinctive visual form. Tianhui has always insisted on expanding visual association and producing works by using multiple media and materials. She enjoys combining poetic expression with objective fact analysis, exploring all interesting media flexibly and then presenting them in the final artwork. She tries to find the essence of the subtle changes in human consciousness based on time, space and daily behaviour.
Life is a disorderly theory.
My work is inspired by my life experiences and reflections at different stages of my life. And there are times when I just take a moment to look. I like to observe the shapes of tree trunks along the roadside while walking, to capture the light and shadows of life, to feel those moments that are full of life: the summer air, the crowds at night, the wet rainy days, the quiet living room late at midnight the sound of traffic outside the window. These abstract, random fragments of the senses piece together the order of my life and tell me how to live and love. The moment the images in my mind become lines and colours on paper, my world builds up. Perhaps more often than not, I think I'm still a tree that has not completed its mission to grow.
The animation TWINE is inspired by my thoughts on happiness and choice. Have we, who are passively hovering on the horizon of happiness, ever actively thought about the true definition of happiness. If it is the joy of brokenness, the growth of confusion, the self-consciousness of loneliness, the many possibilities that lie below the horizon of happiness, how do we choose?