Statement by Chen
If the artistic conception of my creations is
not obvious, the melody, however, can still be observed, revealed.
By means of experimentation, the usage of materials follows the
dictates of their innate character; whether wood, crude or exquisite
paper, bamboo, etc, these materials are fully incorporated within
my artistic expression.
The methodology of art and that of industry are the epitomal expression
of the conceptual principles behind my work.
past twenty years have been given to the adherence of the concept
of “Qi Yun”. It is abstract musicality,
the temporal rhythm of abstraction, a tri-lateral exploration
concept and medium. My wish is to create, in a complementary manner,
an integral component by means of the experiment itself: self-creation
through the evolution of a distinct and future artistry.
- Chen Xinmao