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WEI-AN HUANG

Wei-An Huang Born in Taipei, Taiwan
Currently living and working in New York
 

About the Artist

Artist Statement

The Emptiness Teachings are the core of Zen Buddhism and the practice. It is a big challenge to paint Emptiness because it “speaks volumes”. My paintings refer to this deep level of Zen Buddhism that transforms presence into absence and thus creates a transcendent phenomenon.

Through my paintings, I communicate Western philosophies and culture while bringing together Chinese culture, Buddhist meditations and sutras. Through the experience of being both the artist and the audience, I'm looking for an opportunity to explore every possibility of making a spiritual statement in purely existential terms. I seek to find the fullness and emptiness during the meditative interaction of painting.

This manifests a physical disentanglement and/or simplicity of unification. Finding the spirit of Zen is not the only way I think about my paintings, it is also the process through which my paintings evolve.