“All things I do are also experimental, even my old paintings from student times, in the sense of dictionary’s definition when says experimental is something based on untested ideas or techniques and not yet established or finalized. And my case is also applicable in the archaic definition, that is the experimental seen as something based on experience, spontaneous experience, as opposed to authority or conjecture… well, then all my books, paintings, drawings, films or even private relationships are basically (and happily) experimental.”
-Charif in an interview with Meera Sivasothy for The Bigger Picture, BFM Station, Malaysia, November 29th 2012.-
However, Charif has a large number of strictly experimental works. We can see a selection of over 100 works from throughout the years clicking here or in the charif-experimental.tumblr.com archives.
To see the Ailanthus, or The Living Museum of Art by Nature (樗—自然裡的美術館), the environmental installation made by Charif in Guandu Nature Park (Taiwan, 2016), please click here.