Oil on canvas
“Sylvia” – painting is inspired by original tea ceremony which took a place during opening young Kuandu designers in Chiao Tea Salon, Taipei in 2016. Previous times I was participating other several tea ceremonies and I was always under impression of atmosphere, mystery, scenery. I decided to use this situation to express emotions of people which were actually visiting gallery. Their faces have different expressions from melancholy to extreme scream. The foreground element is woman preparing tea on the table. I tried to connect two separate independent stages as contrast between them. Crowded room is opposite to peaceful Sylvia’s area. It’s about we all need our own place – a kind of refuge in which we feel safe. From years the ceremony is the same scheme so it’s like stable part of life we always escape to. It’s also a dialogue between what is commercial and what authentic.