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Painting: Oil on Canvas.
Traditionally Chinese gardens were surrounded by white walls. This series is
inspired by the shadows and colors projected by natural light on the garden walls .To me
this interplay of colors serves as a metaphor for psychological space. I use colorful
calligraphic lines to articulate the space. It is a form of writing in color.
The meandering lines in Chinese painting and Chinese calligraphy represent an
abstract form of personal experience, either for a landscape, for a portrait,
or for the inspiration of a poem or music. The Chinese call it "chi" meaning life energy.
This energy comes from inner inspiration and makes a painting alive. The meaning
can be felt or sensed intuitively in its completeness.
I emphasize the corporality of color, its’ depth and luminosity, in other words,
color as a function of light. I use color principally as a glaze: the paint is applied in relatively
thin layers,sometimes up to ten to fifteen layers. The choreography of the colors themselves
is not subordinated to an ideal color arrangement,but uses intuitive selection in which one
color sets the parameters for the next.
This series represents my continuous investigation of fusing my cultural heritage,
Chinese calligraphy and painting with the development of color in western oil painting.
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