Central Terminal Gallery

 

Mia galleries

Miami-Dade Aviation Department
Miami International Airport
Division of Fine Arts & Cultural Affair
 

OO-SIANG ART

John Chen

Central Terminal Gallery

May 15- June 20, 2017

 

 OO-SIANG ART

Caption for image: John Chen, Leonardo da Vinci, watercolor/acrylic on handmade rice paper,
2015, 28” x 32”

Artist couple John and Jean Chen, collectively known as John Chen, have devoted their life teaching and creating art. The title of this show, OO – SIANG ART is their personal art philosophy and embodies them both.

OO – SIANG ART literally translates as "Formless Art."  It originated from "concept and form" and "concept without form." Its ultimate goal is the combination of the Chinese Philosophy of Yin and Yang, harmony between Nature and Human Beings.  Part of their creative process involves painting on the same canvas, and is highly imaginative. 

Consisting of Chinese ink wash, watercolor and acrylic on handmade rice paper, these works created between 1986 and 2015, emphasize the remarkable artistry of traditional Chinese brush and ink paintings.  John Chen’s work integrates “traditional Chinese art methodology with Western style by emphasizing the tint and color into abstract varieties. Yet, at the same time maintaining the brush paintings with ‘Zen’ influence.” The artwork in this exhibition represents a coming together of Eastern and Western art traditions.

John and Jean Chen live and work in South Florida.