“He that has eyes to see and ears to hear may convince himself that no mortal can keep a secret. If his lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.”
― Sigmund Freud
超越快樂原則｜ Beyond the Pleasure Principle
十方藝術空間 董怡君 敬邀
Beyond the Pleasure Principle ｜ 超越快樂原則
What exactly are you looking for when you first walk into the studio of the artist that you admire? This airy and neat space outside the 4th Ring of Beijing truly reflects its owner’s characteristics. When Lu Xiao talks about painting, with her glowing eyes and cheerful laughter, makes me wonder how interesting it would be to introduce this art fanatic to my friends. I am excited to introduce the first exhibition of Lu Xiao here in Galerie OVO Taipei. Lu Xiao’s ways of painting have changed since she became a mother. The context of her works has led into a more rational revelation, expressing one’s perceptions of sensuality and aesthetics. With the glowing lights she created on canvas, these portraits remind me of the glaciers where time seems to be irrelevant yet existing with a state of tranquility and warmth.
Watching Lu Xiao paint is like looking at a Buddhist monk, hugging a heated stone to ease the feeling of hunger, searching for the ways of defining one’s existence between illusion and reality. “When it comes to the way of painting, I try to let free the swiftly flowing brush, slow down and enjoy the pleasure of painting itself. I want to keep this slow pace which allows the drawings to develop themselves. I often find myself entering to some sort of meditating state of mind, and try to complete its meaning of this process.” says Lu Xiao. Most of her paintings focus on human extremities as the main figures of composition, as they’re beautifully orders, coolly pristine and successfully rendered, making them the most abundant feature created by her delicate techniques and subtle pigments. These portraits are full of tenacity, and even lead the viewers undergo with psychoanalysis which unconsciousness can be empathized from one person to another, deriving the euphoric balance of senses and sensibility. Just like the reservoir of libido of Freud’s separation of psychological elements, where consciously and subconsciously awareness are realized by picking up the bits and the scraps, and therefore the paintings can be served as the monuments which imprint the transpersonal perspective on the collective unconsciousness and vise versa. Every part of the canvas is essential. And all of a sudden, there is a rainbow of eternal beyond the pleasure principle.
Cordially invite you to Lu Xiao Solo-Exhibition Reception
Friday, October 25, 2014 from 2 to 8 PM
Director of Galerie OVO Julia Tung