2018.6.23 Sat ─ 7.15 Sun
“ Whispering Art ” Solo Exhibition of Sean Jen
Living in the modern civilization, whenever we encounter a small or large group of people we may find a common language or common vision that we felt very much a part of. However, once we leave these setting and be alone once again, the consciousness of our own identity began to take place, questions like how are we going to relive and redefine our relation with the universe as a whole, gradually sets in. During a time of preparation for an exhibition such as this, the limitation of time and space can always get in the way of the full portrayal of an artist. Therefore, a trial of eliminating ideas always takes place subconsciously, ever changing the course of my art direction many times over.
The aim however is to avoid the perspective of our current society. Being deeply humbled by the past history of art and those who made art seem so magnificent in its craftsmanship and courage to present anything at all. I arrive at a point to finally make peace with myself the creator, seeing painting as something to be as insignificant and blissful as the wet sand laying beneath the shore, ever so soft and smooth, quietly waiting on anyone who takes off their socks and shoes to tread along the seashore on a fine day.
It may or may not have anything to do with the essence of beauty or better yet, be on a bucket list. But It holds no threat and no requirements for the approach. When all is said and done, what is left is a faded trail of foot print and a refreshed heart after the encounter with nature and truth. Hence the better end of being at the receiving end of art rather than the giver.