Vivian Wenhuey Chen

Vivian Wenhuey Chen

EVERY STROKE IS A DANCE

This group of abstract paintings is based on writings from the Daoist sutras. They are infused with my Asian heritage: its religions, its cultures and its painting styles. I have taken scriptures from Daoism and repeated those characters in Chinese brush writing styles rotated at different angles and applied with different colors. This process was repeated several times to accumulate many layers. The different colors were arranged with aesthetics in mind in composing single works and the visual relationship between all the works. Every stroke is a dance and they were executed in a meditative state until the paintings fully manifest. The paintings become “mindless”, reflecting the Eastern philosophy that mindlessness is full.

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