Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Painting allows infinite scope for imaginative freedom beyond the ambiguity of the inner landscape. Painting connects the natural world outside to the inner natural world, allowing me to exist in the present while also reconciling childhood meanings. It brings me alive, allowing me to find a new identity. No longer trapped within the repressive structures of family, rigid schooling, and culture, the language of sky, land, mountain, and water become living metaphors of limitless possibilities with forms and color. My paintings are abstract, but they also present me as a character, independent and emerging from the environment. The work explores perception and the relationship between image and abstraction, combining my love for color with a simple pictorial language.
Zheng, Ping, "Interior mountains & distant clouds" (2016). Masters Theses. 24.