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he colorful, bold abstract works of Chinese artist
Sunrise
seem to jump off the page and literally
pulsate with life. The colors, lines, and rhythms
contained within each painting sing with the
richness of pure Expressionism while simultaneously
maintaining a strong sense of composition, balance,
and form. Rather than taking on geometric forms, the
way the swirls of colors fall onto the canvas is more
sensual – “a spontaneous expression of the heart.”
From this compelling display of colors, images emerge
and recede, and perspective becomes transitory yet
limitless. What results are enchanting paintings that
are more dream than reality, inviting the viewer on a
fascinating journey into the world of the subconscious
mind and eternal heart.
While Sunrise’s art has a decidedly modernist bent and
is influenced by 20th century Chinese ink paintings, it
also has deeper roots. The work is in part inspired by the
principles of Taoism, with its main themes of intuition,
simplicity, spontaneity, balance and the way of nature.
Indeed, the flowing power of Tao reverberates through
her work and the intrinsic balance of the Yin and the
Yang pervades the depth of each layer of color and
form.
Sunrise’s greatest hope for her work is to transport
the viewer into another dimension, a space in
which all the diversity life has to offer can be fully
felt and appreciated, and one is able to indulge the
imagination in new ways. As she explains, in her work
“you can perceive the images of milky ways, galaxies,
black holes in the universe, flowers, frost, and the four
seasons on Earth. In a word, it is about life!”
Sunrise was born in Beijing, where she owned a gallery,
participated in prestigious exhibitions and received a
number of awards. She currently lives and works in
Clifton, New Jersey, where she is very active in the art
world, expressing her compassionate nature through
running and teaching at an art school and studio as
well as creating her own work.
Sunrise
Sunrise
Sun At the Speed of Light Oil on Canvas 51” x 73”
Warrior Oil on Canvas 56” x 72”
“you can perceive the images of
milky ways, galaxies, black holes
in the universe, flowers, frost,
and the four seasons on Earth. In
a word, it is about life!”
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