"My work imaginatively expresses my pro-consciousness and enlightenment through the subjective context of visual art. I follow my intuition to see the mysterious and spiritual universe. I think the world would be a better place if we focused more on settling in the present moment."
“My creativity is attached to my daily life, characterized by the extinction of desire, suffering, and individual consciousness. My works come out not because of my painting skill or my thoughts. All of them come from my pro-consciousness and intuition. Develop a pure and clean mind, which should not abide in form, sound, smell, taste, touch, and dharma.
In my work, I try to follow intuition as much as possible, don't question for doing anything. I just do it and see what happens. I'm not trying to get to anywhere or mean anything or represent anything. I reconstruct beings, which there is something strongest leading me into the forms we can see. Emptiness, impermanence, and suffering help us understand the true nature of delusion, how they actually come about, and how to settle down or wipe it away and then build up a better future.
All sentient beings everywhere possess the wisdom and merit. It is only due to their delusion and clinging that they do not realize this for themselves. The moment they free themselves from delusive thinking, wisdom will come to them naturally. The human body is produced by conditions, including physical and mental components. There is no self-nature or absolute self present anywhere inside the body when conditions are gone. When we see other people as us, we will see ourselves as part of a much larger life.
People should be free from all shackles of delusion, time, space, duality, fear, and particularity. We should break through the barrier of time and space and let life pervade the entire universe. Since the Enlightenment, people have begun to focus on the material world. The thirst for knowledge has firmly occupied their hearts. People always fight against the wrong enemies. They are always fighting with something. Our social development is based on pathological confrontation instead of peace and love, but the instinct of mutual use. The definition of love is misunderstood. This is the source of the distortion of everything.”
“Many artists possess the ability to depict realism and exhibit disciplined mastery in consistently portraying similar themes. However, what truly distinguishes Wei Jiang is her capacity to seamlessly blend innate talent and dedicated practice with a bold imagination and a willingness to take artistic risks, ultimately forging a distinct technique and establishing a unique presence within the global art arena.
What I particularly admire in Wei Jiang's practice extends beyond her obvious talent and profound understanding of her chosen medium. It is her fearless inclination to explore new horizons and embrace change that truly captivates me. The artist boasts a diverse body of work, ranging from European Baroque-style portraiture characterized by delicately applied sfumato brushwork to abstract compositions that emphasize texture. Her portfolio also includes post-modern portraits intentionally featuring unfinished elements, as well as paintings that harmoniously fuse the modern with the traditional. A prime example is "Sentient Beings," which seamlessly incorporates both Eastern and Western compositional elements and brushwork. Wei Jiang's oeuvre even extends into the surreal, as exemplified by works like "Nirvana," which defy conventional artistic norms and convey her distinct emotional state and approach to a blank canvas.
My deep fascination lies not only in the visual aesthetics of Wei Jiang's creations but also in the underlying concepts that inform her art. Wei Jiang generously offers us a glimpse into her creative psyche by sharing her personal experiences and emotional state. Her work, characterized by intuitive and conceptually audacious elements, is undeniably worthy of consideration for art collectors of discerning taste in the contemporary art world. Wei Jiang should unquestionably be on the radar of sophisticated contemporary collectors.”
- Myrina Tunberg Georgiou, Curator at Circle Foundation
This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist