A Solo Exhibition of
- Yu Chen
June 8, 2022 – August 20, 2022
The Alberta Society of Artists Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
In my culture, Buddhist bracelets emphasize virtue and positive energy. They represent the aspiration of people to live better lives. The bracelets are bound heavily with our awe and admiration for nature. Those who wear Buddhist bracelets believe that when you are in positive surroundings, your mentality will improve and the energy you receive will be more positive.
My beloved mother gave me a bracelet 6 years ago before I moved away from home to study oil painting in the United States. She believes it has a kind of power to eliminate negative energy, protect me and allow me to avoid bad luck. This bracelet became the inspiration for my series of oil paintings. The process of creating these paintings not only has been a mental pursuit of peace and serenity but also reminds me of the strong connection I have with my family and culture.
It is my hope that the power with which the bracelets are imbued may traverse my paintings and spread positive energy to the audiences who view them.