Art belief

written on 9-3-2014
edited on 10-8-2016, 12-12-2017

To observe, to experience, to verify, I integrate myself with dependent originating, arising and ending of all things, to demonstrate rhythm of minds fading in and fading out.

Human beings often try to put art into life. On the contrary, we rarely try to make life more artistic. One notion remains my mind. If art and life originally come from a complete whole, these two words create irreparable distance in the middle. We tend to look down possibilities of life and extract artistic elements from it presenting in separate situations. Such methodologies lead my art creation based on real experiences like applying my real life to experiment different ways of living. It somehow helps search for awareness of spirits, values and extension of sentiments in current bustling society. Then there is a discovery. There is no object that can stay eternal. Every object changes at every moment. While consciousness is triggered, it determines how states of objects can retain.

Nothing can exist alone. Along with continuity of intensified globalization and capitalism, modern lifestyles reflect more contradictory values. I name it poisonous aesthetics embracing all my emotions and desires, as well as blending with situations and fate of Hong Kong. Believe in skepticism; skeptical about beliefs. Believe in beliefs; skeptical about skepticism.

Among beliefs and skepticism, I still enjoy feelings of existence, and breath, much more than work. If you are willing to see in this light, then my creation is life itself.
  
洞察、經歷、驗證,將自身契合萬事萬物的緣起緣滅,意念生意念褪間的節奏以呈現。

曾說道,人時常在想如何融藝術進生活,卻少見倒來把生活變得藝術點。後來再反思這段話,若藝術及生活本為一體,那麼此兩字詞本質地就製造了二者無法修補的距離。我們更多時貶低生活真正能涵蓋的可能,而傾向抽出藝術元素獨立地在別的處境展示。此想法導引自身將創作建於真實經歷,似以身試法實驗各種生活方式,為一己在喧鬧的當下尋找靈性的覺知、意義及延展情懷。始發見,沒有一個物體是永恆的,無常性是多麼細微,物體每一剎那都在改變。當意識受到物體的引發,有多少剎那的意識,就有多少無常物體的狀態。

事情從不獨善其身。全球化及資本主義持續加劇,生活折射出更多的價值矛盾。不得已,我以有毒的美學命名之,擁抱內在的七情六慾,聯結香港的處境和命運。相信懷疑;懷疑相信;相信相信;懷疑懷疑。

相信懷疑間,我依舊喜歡活著、呼吸的感覺,尤多於工作,如果你願意這樣看,那麼我的創作就是關於活著。