State 3, No.7 Painting by Chengyan Tan

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State 3, No.7

Chengyan Tan



Size: 38 W x 31 H x 0.1 D in

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“I always have a strong desire, that is to die totally. This is not a physical death, it is the death of the limitation of my mind. When I’m dead in this situation, my desire became bigger and bigger. They surround me deeply. I was lying on the table, my head was hidden inside my arms, I wanted to disappear totally, I found I was not suitable to this world anymore, the ‘self’ was searching for another space to live, an illusional space, which is a reality. The body started moving, my hand started shaking, the eyes were rapaciously searching the images to satisfy the desire. The images were breathing, they became some shapes, some colors, some relationships, but, what I saw was far beyond these images, what I saw was a ‘waking up.’ Something was waking up, they started splitting up, propagating, mutating, they were jumping and shining, eager to die and renascent. They are the states of nature, unmerciful, intense, endless. They are the organisms living inside the gap of time, with the void body. They lying there, waiting to be connected by the viewers. They are the elements of the universe, which is a symbol of the energy of the whole world and our living life. Their movement is caused by the flowing power of the universe.”

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Painting:Acrylic on Other

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Size:38 W x 31 H x 0.1 D in

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Hello, I am Yan, I am an independent Artist based in Shanghai. I am always attracted by a mystery invisible energy from Nature, I do not know what it is, I am always trying to capture it. But I can feel that it is around us, it drives the universe moving, It is inside our body, IT IS US, IT IS EVERYTHING, IT IS A STATE OF BEING. It is transforming all the time. my painting is a connection to this mystery energy: Sometimes, I paint a circle, a black hole, or some organic shapes. Sometimes, I draw some weird cats, I think these cats are some kind of god. And sometimes, I draw woman body plants. I think the images I have created actually exist in the reality, they are hiding somewhere. My artworks are an on-going research about these images. For the material and method of creation, normally I started by using ink, gouache and acrylic with water. It is an amazing moment when the pigment met water, it will create a movement that out of my expectation. And after that, I will use pigment or pencil to emphasize the shapes that I am looking for. At beginning of the creation, my mind is totally free with a certain state and allows the shapes come out of my brush. After the early stage, my awareness came back, I will be more rational to the images and then makes the edges of the images more clear. you are welcome to visit my website: my facebook page: my Instagram:

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