• Singing For the Mute: MFA Thesis - Painting and Drawing

      Rony, Chantie (2016-05)
      The Silent Song, the body of works in my thesis exhibition, intends to praises the lyric quality of nature and also implies a duality – the melancholy and ephemerality hidden behind the seeming serenity or vitality of the natural world. Extreme beauty is silent. With the heart to listen to the mute melody from nature, I put my contemplation of life into my art, and enlightened by the philosophy of Daoism, I liberate painting material and integrate pictorial landscapes and painterly abstraction to explore my own version of landscape painting. The process of my painting mimics the landscape that is produced with the help of both - the contributions of human beings and the superlative craftsmanship of nature.