Anxiety Of Corvus
Numthong Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
7 February – 7 March, 2015
“Corvus, symbolized as a crow, is one of my alter-egos who embodies my biggest flaw in life, social anxiety. This series of drawings and installations chronicles my complex relationship with Corvus since childhood throughout adulthood. This narrative timeline is divided into two parts.
The first part is a prelude told by a set of drawings titled Memoirs Of An Introvert. This is the early stage where I first met Corvus at Birth. He became my friend during childhood and was always consulting me when signs of social anxiety began to surface. In the end, I realized I have a problem and transformed into Corvus myself.
The second one, a series of installations, is the main part showing how my social anxiety increasingly worsens from adolescence to adulthood.
I created this series to understand myself by facing my demon and appreciate how it shaped me to the person I am today. It’s also my redemption for everything I’ve done and everyone O’ve wronged induced by my social anxiety. Furthermore, I want others with the same problem to relate to me and, those who don’t, to understand.” – Rook Floro