Tears of Joy and Sadness in Colour
Inspired by the tragic peak of pandemic in the UK during the third national lockdown in January 2021. The subject of tears was chosen as a play on the tear drop stroke from artist’s shodo practice (Japanese calligraphy) and as a perfect response to a global pandemic.
When viewing up close, a viewer will notice multilayers of tears. The most obvious ones being “joy” painted in bright colours and “sadness” done in darker ones. There is also a third layer underneath, reminding of human unconscious emotions that we all store. Many tear drops have sculptural effect, as if coming out of the painting.
The painting merges contemporary abstraction with surrealism, trying to transcends the duality of life through colours, sculptural effects and contemporary composition.
This painting won a contemporary art competition a month after it was completed and was selected to be exhibited at Boomer Gallery, London as part of “What is Art II’ contemporary group art show in April 2021. It is also part of 2021 abstract collection called “Bang”.