This time, we decided to introduce the exhibition and its works through an interview with the artist.
Throughout the new exhibited works, we can often the seen calligraphy (cao shu style) which references elements of a poem by Han Shanzi:
“My heart is like the moon, a green lake clear and bright. Nothing can be comparable to express, how can I explain.”---- Han Shanzi
Q: “ Why would you choose to reference a poem by Han Shanzi?”
Sun: “It seems that it was not really about choosing, but rather it just happened naturally. Last year, I was reading his poems for more than six months. To talk about the Zen in a such clear and understandable language, I think only Han Shanzi did.”
Q: “Amongst your new works, there is a series of mounted pieces which have been carved out of drawing paper. Can you give some more detail on why you decided to use this form of presentation and new technique?
Sun: “I think using this technique was an attempt for me to exaggerate the 'blank'. Both drawing paper and rice paper are visible in the same plane, but because they are different materials they are therefore not in the same space. The 'blank' in the drawing paper that seems as nothing is actually quite the contrary; I think it has a strong aura. In traditional Chinese painting arranging the blank is a very subtle technique. Therefore, trying this new method brought the 'blank' from a low-key and behind the scenes thought to a front stage statement”.
Q:“What is the ideal creation state for you?”
Sun: “I wish to be able to become an observer. I wish to as far as possible not to judge, but to remain within a state of exploration. I wish to not only act as a participant, but always be aware yet also as an outsider at the same time.”
FQ Projects is pleased to present Sun Jing’s solo exhibition of recent works of mixed media on rice paper ---- Observer on the peak. This show will last until November 1.