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.

之間的兩邊是兩個個體。個體與個體的中間就是之間。點與點之間,我把它變成線。線與線之間,我把它變成面。面與面之間,我把它變成了構圖。構圖與構圖之間,我把它變成畫面。畫面與畫面之間,我藏了概念。概念與概念之間,是我的思想。

思想在血脈中,流動著,跟隨我一呼一吸。

生命,就是當下之間的一呼一吸。當下有如風一般的,沒由來的,來去匆匆的,一個緊接一個的,游走在我們生活之間。我們也許曾經以為生命有無盡的當下。但時間匆匆的流逝,才駭然發現並不如此。亦也許我們在這繁囂的城市停下來回頭看時,才驚訝發現原來早在不知不覺間由一個當下走到另一個當下。也許這就是所謂人生。

透過色彩,我把當下與當下之間劃過的畫面都一一記錄下來。當中有悲亦有喜。是自我反省又或是無心倒影。無論如何,管它是什麼,畫紙是我的筆記本,就好讓這筆記本裡的記錄去提醒我們珍惜當下。