Solo Exhibition By Tay Bak Chiang
16 May - 3 June 2011
Nature has been a constant source of inspiration to me. Whether in its most complex or simplest forms, Nature, in my view, embodies perfection, harmony and balance. The title of this exhibition is Ingenuity. This expresses the awe I have for Nature’s ingenious creations. It also articulates my wish to always learn from Nature.
Throughout the history of Chinese ink painting, literati artists have used motifs in Nature, such as birds, trees and flowers, to objectify their emotions, thoughts and spirit. Like these painters, I have done so too, in many of my works.
For now, however, I have returned to the essence – painting lotuses and stones in their barest forms. I have abandoned motifs that would bear my feelings, points of view and inten- tions. The outcomes, I hope, are vistas that invite viewers to imagine and discover Nature’s ingenuity for themselves, just as Nature intends for us to do.
Tay Bak Chiang, April 2011
- Tay Bak Chiang