能量之旋-姜淼個展
The Spiral of Energy - Jiang Miao Solo Exhibition

Date:2023.06. 10 - 07. 30
Opening reception:2023. 06. 10 at 3pm.

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  Jiang Miao's artistic creations stem from her exploration of life, the soul, and universal energy. Utilizing the measure of heaven and earth as the core of her thinking, she presents profound reflections on the value of life, the universe, and human existence. Born in Jilin Province, China, Jiang Miao graduated from the Printmaking Department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts with a master's degree. With a solid foundation in academic skills, she has gone through years of creative direction selection, from realism and printmaking to her current style. Utilizing the unique technique of carving and painting with printmaking knives, she constructs intricate acrylic paintings that establish her personal style.

Her works resemble a diary, recording each day's perception of light and the energy emitted by the universe with rich abstract colors. Each of Jiang Miao's works contains more than twenty layers of abstract paintings, with each layer carrying the artist's perception at the moment of creation, and energy and color converging layer by layer. Through Jiang Miao's carving knife, these paintings are revealed stroke by stroke, bringing forth past light and shadow colors. The works transform from two-dimensional to three-dimensional, and time and space are seemingly preserved and displayed in a three-dimensional form.

Breaking through the concept of two-dimensional space in flat artwork, Jiang Miao's works are like flowing life forms, extending into a profound and mysterious three-dimensional time and space. Like the artist's description of her work "Taoist Trinity and the Self," it is like a vast universe and an ecological circle. The dots, lines, planes, and each color in the painting are like active cells, revolving around the vortex, coexisting and co-prospering, and undergoing rebirth after nirvana. Opening the notebook containing her philosophical musings on the universe, life, and human values, Jiang Miao creates a transcendent poetic space.

Since childhood, Jiang Miao has had a profound understanding of ancient civilizations and Eastern philosophy. She uses elements such as "rotation," "heavenly eyes," and "eight trigrams" to outline the mystery of universal energy, reflecting her deep contemplation on the soul, spirit, and body.

These paintings are not just flat artwork but three-dimensional works with depth and dimensionality. Each layer contains the artist's perception and emotion, each layer is a memory of a period of time, and each layer weaves a poetic world. Depth, light and dark, and warm and cold colors show an unlimited sense of rhythm in layer-by-layer overlay and deepening transition, recording the light and warmth of the artist's life. Jiang Miao is not just an artist but also a philosopher. Her works embody profound contemplation on the universe, life, and human values, creating a transcendent poetic space, and reflecting her deep contemplation on the soul, spirit, and body.

In addition to acrylic sculpture painting, the artist also created the "Water. Sphere" series, using color, light, and spatial layout to create her complex and delicate thoughts and energy. These works blend the artist's feelings about all things in the world and convey her enlightenment through landscape elements. At this time, the artist delves into the inner realm and opens up her perception of life, shifting from concrete representation to the abstract spiritual level. The creation is the crystallization of her spiritual journey over many years, making her work not only an art form but also an expression of the soul and a display of profound thinking.

Recent Work

Taoist Trinity and the Self | 始基之輪迴系列
萬物原初,滅後再生,是廣袤空間系統,細胞、原子皆尋重生之門,沿著漩渦運轉。藝術家認為輪盤乃靈魂符號之代表,如東方智慧龍之圖騰,智慧即是直通神靈之路,旋轉之際,形成龐大磁場,開天闢地,演化出生命。每一幅姜淼的作品裡都隱藏了二十餘幅的抽象畫。這些抽象畫源於姜淼每天對陽光、空氣、溫度、風等所感,結合成色調,翌日再以另一色調覆蓋。最終用刀減法,以點、線、面挖掘,形成最終畫面,也讓我們窺見過去積累的色彩與層次。
In the beginning, all things were created and will be reborn after destruction. It is a vast system of space, where cells and atoms alike seek the gateway to regeneration, revolving along the vortex. The artist believes that the wheel is a representation of the soul symbol, much like the Eastern wisdom of the dragon totem. Wisdom is the path that leads straight to the divine, and when it spins, it forms a massive magnetic field, giving birth to live and opening up the heavens and earth. Jiang Miao's artwork lies beneath more than twenty abstract paintings, portraying life as a swirling trajectory of the universe's initial kinetic energy. These paintings originated from Jiang Miao's sensations of the sun, air, temperature, wind, and other elements of the day. These sensations were combined to create a color palette, which was then overlaid with another palette the next day. Through the use of knife reduction, the artist excavated the work with dots, lines, and surfaces, forming the final color scheme. By peering into the past colors, Jiang Miao glimpses the truth of her art, created through physical experience and revealed through the work itself.
Heavenly Eyes | 天眼系列
啟示著人分別用人眼與天眼去看待開悟與重生。橫放是人眼,豎放是神眼;人眼看現象,神眼觀真相。
It inspires people to view enlightenment and rebirth with human eyes and heavenly eyes respectively. The eye of god sees the truth.

Mindfulness | 正覺系列
用思緒來破解密碼的鑰匙。
The key to cracking the code with your mind.
Auspice | 瑞系列
古時祭祀的玉,祥瑞降臨。

Rebirth | 重生系列
精氣神經歷刷新排序後的重組。
Spirit, soul, body, experience refresh sort of reorganization.

Eternity | 永恆系列
數學世界裡,∞ 無限符號描繪出無垠無盡的概念;而奇妙的量子力學中,「永生」的主題則超越時間的常規,豐富著存在的意義。同樣地,在佛學中,「無始無終的時間」被凝聚在「輪回」之詞中,凸顯生命循環的永恆本質。
In the realm of mathematics, the symbol of infinity signifies boundlessness and endlessness. In the fascinating world of quantum mechanics, the concept of eternal life takes on a new meaning, encompassing the idea of existence beyond our conventional notions of time. Similarly, in Buddhism, the notion of time without beginning or end is encapsulated in the term "Samsara," highlighting the infinite and cyclical nature of existence.
Water · Sphere | 水 · 界系列
山水孕育能量與生命,精神的補給家園。
The mountains and waters nurture energy and life, a home to replenish the soul.

Prints and silk scarf | 周邊系列
山水孕育能量與生命,精神的補給家園。
The mountains and waters nurture energy and life, a home to replenish the soul.