I draw my nightmares to find out my strange and unusual self.
I pursue a kind of creepiness which makes my blood run cold, yet I feel so excited.
I balance myself on the edge of the cliff, thinking, questioning. Then with brushes and strokes practiced time and again, through thoughts and questions, I pull my wobbling self back.
For me, I like to think about humans. And through “observationʺ and ʺimaginationʺ, I see everyone, society and even myself.
Sickness, unharmonious personalities, is not only what I explore, but also the situation in today's society. In the expressionless face, emotions are always difficult to read, which prompted me to fantasize about humans.
Maybe it is true to say, people are filled with terror, violence, and sexuality.
I am always afraid to face the darkness of human nature, so I turn to my imagination as an unusual expression to mediate my thoughts.
In a world full of humanity, people may become distorted, ugly, and even chaotic, opposed to what we know as reality.
Through figure painting, I wish to delve into that kind of relationship.
I want to pursue the emphasizing of using lines like the technique of calligraphy in Chinese painting, letting people to experience in line strokes, rolling clear up and down, full of dynamic and rhythm, so color can become secondary and only concentrate on the using of lines. Moreover using the line of ink can show the volume change and spatial depth, thereby increasing lyricism and expressive through the lines.
In traditional Chinese painting, water is often metaphor the human spirit. My inspiration of painting had closed relationship to "water" mainly came from my childhood from my daily swimming training in the swimming pool. Also, I am addicted to diving in the ocean. Thus I found that using line drawing is the best way for me to depict the peaceful and waving of the ocean.
Through the use of Mogu and meticulous way of painting, I have attempted to create a nostalgia between recollection and imagination.
My painterly practice is rooted in the scenes of childhood in the Mainland and my mother’s retelling of historical memories, picking up Individual experiences and emotions under the great history.
It is the sea that I like, not the fear that hinders me from touching it.
It is drawing that I like, not the insecurity that obstructs me from mastering it.
From innocent initiatives to considered reasoning, I am forever forced to draw.
If I could only draw my initial passion towards drawing.
The creation that is made by me is about reconstituting the essence of the rock and mountain which expresses the comprehension of nature. The spirit and implied meaning will be expressed through bǐ mò (brush and ink). Human with nature, nature with city or imagination with reality and so on are the topics which will be considered throughout my works. The structure of space will be depicted from different angles for the audience who wander in the fantasy and illusional world.
Working primarily on Chinese ink paintings, I search for the essence of painting as a creative process by the deconstruction and rebuilding of images from various systems while continuously learning from traditional Chinese art.