Interlude - A solo exhibition of Mavis Chan 當下之間 - 陳海慈個人作品展

Preface 序

2017.3.28 - 2017.4.5

How time manifest in painting?

When I resolve myself back to the basics. I look at entity and space in terms of coexistence, as symbiology. Existence manifest itself between the expanse of vagueness that dances within the perimeter of space. Continuity is but a collection of intertwined dialogues between infinite dots that embraces the existence of entities. With every dot reach out for another in the immense vagueness of existence, what occupy our vision becomes a myriad of dots, lines, surfaces.

These are substances that occupy a painter’s mind, orchestrate her hands, and that give birth to forms, shapes.

But to me, if painting doesn't reflect life itself, it carries little meaning at all. I see life as collective events, and events is intrinsically a time relative entity. Entity and event are synonymous as do space as an interlude between event. We are all passengers of time, and the only way we perceive time is an infinity of interconnected dots, each a moment of life, and an interlude reaching another interlude. There is no beginning, no end.

Through color and strokes I capture the passages between moments of life, some are introspective while other may be merely spontaneous. The joy, the sadness, whatever it may come about, it is part of the moments of living and I register them into the painter’s diary.