< Sunrise Sunset ~ During the Unusual Bout > 2022
New Works by JC Jessie
Time treats everyone fairly, regardless of the circumstances.
Under the pandemic, sunrise and sunset emerge daily as usual, but in fact, a “Global Resonance” suddenly takes over that no one can be exempt from, it may be even a kind of “once in a lifetime incident, each individual is adapting to the happening in life according to one’s perception.
This project is created based on the unexceptional “Global Resonance” onto the human race, the artworks express different scenarios of the passage of time during the pandemic bouts, revealing and presenting different perspectives of individual self-reflection and meditation, hoping to encourage spectators to possible ways of reasoning with an open attitude.
Like mountains and rivers, nature elements are often chosen to be an expression of the passage of time in the Hong Kong Cantonese opera and movies in the old days. What visual presentation and ideological impact will come along when western painting techniques cross over with characteristics of HK old movies and traditional Chinese cultural art forms?
This series of works reveal an interesting visualization of revamping the traditional Chinese literati landscape painting into contemporary artwork, to review the possible artistic exploration of the artist’s thematic idea of “East meets west”. There are the conceptual & contextual reconstruction and regeneration of both subject and techniques on the canvas to portray the common elements of both the Chinese landscape painting and the ancient material culture of Cantonese opera costumes, like mountains, water boundaries, and auspicious clouds, then to scrutinize the rendering process of Chinese embroidery and western painting techniques and materials.
Photo & Video Credit: Knocknock Avant & Mr.Dino Paul Ip