Art belief

written on 9-3-2014
edited on 10-8-2016

A couple of years ago, I have said that human beings often try to integrate art into life. On the contrary, we rarely try to make life more artistic. This 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 to be made based on real experiences like applying my real life to experiment different ways of living. It somehow helps search for values of life and extend sentiments of beings in current bustling society. Then I discover. There is no object which can stay eternal. Every object changes at every moment. While consciousness is triggered, it determines how states of objects can retain.

Have a try to look at the world with an open mind! There is nothing existing alone. What is the sake of contemporary art in nowadays markets and norms? Along with continuity of intensified globalization and capitalism, modern lifestyles reflect more contradiction of values. I name it poisonous aesthetics embracing all of 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.

I enjoy feelings of existence, and breath, much more than work. If you are willing to see in this light, then my creation is about life.

好些年前曾說道,人們時常在想如何把藝術融入生活,卻絕少倒過來嘗試把生活變得藝術些。後來反思了這段說話,倘若藝術及生活本為一體,那麼這兩個字詞本質地就製造了二者無法修補的距離。我們更多時習慣貶低生活能真正涵蓋的可能,而傾向抽出藝術元素獨立地在一種別的處境展示。如此想法導引我將創作建立於真實經歷,就似以身試法實驗不同的生活方式,為一己在喧鬧的當下社會中尋找意義及延展人情。然後發覺,沒有一個物體是永恆的,無常性是多麼細微,物體每一剎那中都在改變。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。

嘗試以開放之眼審視世情吧!沒有事情可獨善其身,當今美學在市場及規範中成全著什麼?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。

我喜歡活著、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。