MATERIAL VIBRATIONS : THE CHINESE QI 气 IN COLETTE BRUNSCHWIG’S PAINTING
Chinese painting is philosophy in action.
The concept of Qi 气 is the Chinese term for (life) energy, which is part of everything. It is present in the “10.000 things” as well as in living beings, in which it is associated with breath and bodily functions. As a traditional notion reshaped by Daoist thought, Qi is believed both to be able to create and to destroy. Qi crosses the artist’s soul, making him able to transfer his inner essence into material creations.
"MATERIAL VIBRATIONS" is an invitation to explore the Qi 气, the “life energy”, combining Colette Brunschwig’s works and the power of her paintings materiality provided by the artist’s savoir-faire in using ink, 3D effects …
Harmoniously coexisting with Fullness, Emptiness allows the circulation of the Qi and represents the dynamic principle of transformation in Colette’s paintings.
"For very long time, Painting conveyed Meaning. Today the technique of Painting has itself become Meaning. The Necessity of painting, from which it draws its strength, is to a be a counter-power to the domination of the images that surround us and smother us and only allow us to apprehend Reality through the mesh of their synthetic nets." - Colette Brunschwig
Curated by Gaia Musi