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US$ 5,348

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2020

Watercolor and color pencil on paper

Unique Work

Dimensions: 75cm (H) x 98cm (W) x 2.8cm (D) / 29.5" (H) x 38.6" (W) x 1.1" (D)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.

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The ripples of emotions, desires, experiences and consciousness form holes in the air, like water dropping to the ground, spreading, and then disappearing.
Each one of them is competing to blossom, but they merge into each other, they are organic, fragile besides strong beings. 

The layers of holes that open the door to the unconscious represent the energy of the universe, the energy of "me”.

We were born from the womb,
And then when we die, will we come in through some entrance and start our new journey? 

The hole and the entrance, that's a very attractive theme to me. 
During my childhood and adolescence, when I started to draw, I always left a nearly circular space in some part of the picture. 
I always felt that this empty space had more secrets inside.

Through these experiences and perceptions, I gradually formed the creation of paintings with holes and circles as the main figures, and these drawings and figures were the links between me and the universal consciousness.

The hole, it always makes people feel mysterious, wants to enter. 
It also creates a sense of mystery and fear: is the hole the end? And what kind of existence will that end be? 

The hole is also a kind of existence of my female consciousness. It is not only the energy that nurtures new life, it is the beginning of intercourse.
The beginning of one life, the end of another life, go round and round, it is samsara.

I use high-quality watercolour pencils and paper so that the colour will be kept for more than 80 -100 years.
And this is a framed art piece, the material of the frame is aluminium, the back material of the frame is a high-quality acid paper board (it will not get mould easily), the colour of the frame is a white, the frame has elegant narrow sides (5mm thickness), the size of the painting without frame is 78cm * 55cm.

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Artist Profile

Born: 1985

Hometown: Shanghai

Based in: Shanghai

I am an artist from Shanghai, China.
I studied in the Netherlands for an MFA. 
My art research is about the relationship and the link between abstractive language, consciousness, emotion and desires, the balance of control and uncontrollable.

Below is my statement:

"In between reality and the illusion, I find the existence.
what is 'reality' and what is the 'dream'?

Through the paper, I vaguely see them on the other side of the world.
They are another kind of being, they are the other states of the "self"
The image of “I” was detached and dismembered, and changed into other shapes.

Their physical boundaries are blurred and mixed with each other,
Floating back and forth between reality and dreams.
All these images are created by the "self", and the "self" is a temporary format of the collection of everything.

As an interpretation of the state of self-existence and non-existence
I feel the power of the universe and nature. "

My website:
https://chengyantan.com/


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