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Mad Bu

MA work

Magic String and Red Hands

Red hands,
Magic string,
Girdle and tangle.
Death and rebirth.
Intertwining round and round,
Reincarnating over and over again.
Faces behind the masks,
What are you waiting for?
Here are your secrets.
Here is your revel.
Come over here.


  • MA Degree


    School of Humanities


    MA Painting, 2015

  • As the king of a mystical magic power and an enchantment of manipulation, when I think about how to create the scenery of my own land, subconsciously, my identity changes from the ‘real me’ in to the ‘alternate me’, which is a twisted-minded king who owns all the crazy grotesques as his residents. There is an alternate world that my alto ego and my art inhabit. Darkness and the fantasy interweave in my artist’s practice. Inspired by medieval art, folklore, pagan, dreams, supernatural, puppetry and fairy tales, I make art that depicts imaginary characters, creatures and their activities. I see myself live with them by splitting my identity again and again between reality and the alternate world.

    The rebirth of the realistic knowing, fear, and sadness. I make a turn-over by using a ‘hidden magic’ and create new forms of emotions in the alternate world, breaking away from common sense and materialism.

  • Degrees

  • BA Painting, Edinburgh College of Art, 2013
  • Exhibitions

  • Menagerie, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, 2010 ; So far…, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, 2010 ; 49, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, 2012 ; Transatlantic Fun-O-Pack, Boston School of the Museum of Fine Art, Boston, 2012 ; Road Map to an Exotic Super Earth, Urban Outfitters, Edinburgh, 2013 ; Degree Show, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, 2013; Work in Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2014 ; RCA Secret, Royal College of Art, London, 2015