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Mengyao Guo



“I am always lost in art, as I am able to express my own feelings and translate them onto the canvas. I believe that all artists can hope to accomplish is to transform the abstract untangible thoughts into the visible reality. After a long time of traditional basic training, I started to consider the question of why I still painted representational images, so I drew inspiration from the conutryside. I noticed some geomatrical shapes in nature from Chikan, Kaiping. Inspired by distinctive local watchtowers and also their small windows. That is why some of my earlier works painted the positive and negative shapes of GAFA’s buildings, windows, doors and bricks.
Like Paul Klee, I wanted to take this abstraction further and blur the boundaries of art, taking inspiration from mathematics and geometry, I now explore the intersection of lines and repeated motifs of triangles.
The triangle is a paradoxical shape. It represents the stability, and when it rotated it presents the angle which is not out of level, which includes the tension, conflicts and aggression. An erected acute triangle(the regular triangle and the acute triangle) have the quality of stability in math, which is totally conversed by this quality when it has to use its tiny supporting point to sustain the huge top as an inverted one. This is also reflects the ideology of self-contradiction in philosophy. Therefore, the triangle is the perfect representative of self-contradiction”.

Degree Art, London
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