The blending of East and West has been a prominent feature in my art. My main painting media include Western materials—oil on canvas and mixed media on paper. My landscapes are indebted to the themes of mountain, stream, cloud, mist, waterfall, tree, and so on, which have repeatedly appeared in the millennial tradition of Chinese painting. In addition, vestiges of traditional Chinese ink painting (such as “flung ink” technique and leaving areas of the white paper unpainted) can also be observed in my landscape series.
Taoist philosophy, which is the backbone of Chinese landscape painting, strongly impacts my utopian nature scenes. Reflecting a longing to unify with nature, Chinese painters transform themselves into tiny figures that inhabit and travel in their imaginative terrains. As Taoists keep distant from ephemeral fame and mundane wealth, in my paintings I become a lonely cloaked figure tinged with a Taoist-like sense of loftiness and seclusion. Through the same small figure, viewers of my art find paths to a perpetual Arcadia, wherein they may imagine existing in a state of harmony and tranquility.
Encounter with Magnificent Landscape, 2002, mixed media on paper, 30” x 22”
Falls and Blossoms, 2002, mixed media on paper, 30” x 22”
Deep Forest, 2002, mixed media on paper, 30” x 22”
Beyond the Rainbow, 1995, mixed media on paper, 22” x 30”
Bloomy Path, 1993, Watercolor on paper, 22” x 30”
Little River, 2002, oil on canvas, 57” x 51”
On a summer morning we depart the shore of festivities, gliding into the heart of the Little River. In sunbeams, bird chirps, glistering light of water and pulsation of Nature, the boats are taken by the stream of psyche--flying away, oblivious of time and secular existence.
Mountain River, 2009, Mixed media on paper, 15" X 18"
Toward the End of River, 2010, mixed media on paper, 25” x 15”
Mountain-Water I, 2010, Mixed Media on paper, 22" X 15"
Mountain-Water II, 2010, Mixed Media on paper, 15" X 25"
Mountain-Water III, 2010, Mixed Media on paper, 15" X 25"