Tja Ling Hu shows how complex our connections to the past can be

door Wieteke van Zeil (de Volkskrant)

20 December 2021


Tja Ling Hu
When artists start examining their origins, it often results in interesting art. After all, creativity flourishes where cultures collide. Tja Ling Hu’s drawings feel like a desolate landscape in which every person depicted is searching for something. Her pencil lines support the story’s atmosphere: the cramped space on the boat, the whirlpools in the water which turn refugees into victims of drowning, the shadows on the sides of a cot that look like prison bars.
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