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Our Nature

9 Dec 2022

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7 Jan 2023

Our Nature has a double meaning. It is both human nature and the world to which we belong. It is the outer reality of earth, water, fire, and sky and our inner reality in which these poetic elements become symbolic. The material of nature becomes the language of the psyche. This body of paintings is an observation of the world, but not just with the eye. It is also how we see the world through the mind’s eye, where the ordinary takes on additional meaning. Broken leafless branches become metaphors for frustration, disruption, or mortality. Trees feel like human figures, flourishing or battered by time. Structures intended to endure are all returned to nature, burned or melted. Everything is in flux. We recognise the persistence of life in growing greenery and identify with that striving. Water is a calming resource but also a potential threat whose depths conceal the unknown. The world is inherently teeming with both danger and beauty. The threat of climate change creates a sense of urgency and complicates this balance. This sense of impending danger becomes a metaphor for our social and psychic catastrophes. Like the mind in dreams, these paintings redeploy the imagery of nature to represent the self. As in our dreams, the paintings are nature imagining itself.

 

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Zoe 
 +852 26826216 
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Venue

JPS Gallery

Location

Hong Kong
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