Hao Chen 

BOXMAN

Online Purchase I Made in One Year   40” x 50” Digital Print  2019

Online Purchase I Made in One Year

40” x 50” Digital Print

2019

In his fantastical multi-part project, Chen conjures the figure of Boxman, a creature born from unwanted cardboard boxes whose sole purpose and desire is to shop online. Through photographs, stop-animated films, and sculptural installation, Chen uses his character to investigate the endless cycle of consumption and production promoted by internet commerce, with keen attention to the dual sensations of satisfaction and emptiness that it induces