artist’s statement

Artist’s statement

Ever since Dadaism, modern western art seems to be in the grip of negative spirituality, works by Bacon, Pollock, Warhol and Freud etc. all embraced this phenomenon.

I find the Chinese old thoughts of Confucian, Taoism and Buddhism all have enduring values, and for the last thirty years I have been trying to express these ancient ideas through the format of modern abstract expressionism.

My recent attempt of “Stand firm in the sea of ink, shine steady in the darkness….” , is based on a poem written by Shih Toa four hundred some years ago, heralding the Confucian ideal of  the incorruptible spirit of a true gentleman in no matter what the adverse conditions.

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