Statement by Wang
‘Writing should follow the times [says a
Chinese idiom].’ I believe that ‘Art’ should
be contemporary by nature; it should be filled with the spirit
of the era. Cultural tradition is more than just linguistic or
visual imagery; it is something deeper from which artists absorb
concepts. For me, the creative process is intuitive. The lack of
rational thought makes the process seem risky, like a child embarking
on a visual adventure.
As for my method of artistic expression, I experiment with different
techniques by using a brilliant variety of colors on rice paper
in a way that expresses exactly what I want. I often layer and
intertwine complementary colours together; each patch of colour
naturally flows together and each line has its own path. It feels
During the process of creating an artwork, an artist’s
original concept may be affected by other trains of thought.
attempt to avoid such random interruptions, but when such things
occur, I try to rebel against knowledge, rationalism and thinking.
If one loses control, then so be it, because only in this way can
we unleash the creativity of the contemporary era and achieve anything.
This is the most genuine and joyous creative state.
- Wang Aiying