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Viewing Room Blue Journey Art exhibition by Poy Wongyimyong

By the beginning of the 16th century Chinese blue and white porcelain was being exported directly to the west, the making of porcelain was shrouded in mystery that made blue and white porcelain become a cult item amount the wealthy iconic in Europe. The idea that utilitarian objects could also be works of art was revolutionary, and would be a profound influence on westerners aesthetics.

 

The insatiable demand created global trade that blue and white imagery on the wares changed an idea of what  beautiful blue was. And also most of blue and white porcelain arrived in the west was projected an iconic story of China.

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Historically, the colour blue has had a wealth of connotations. Once believed to have mystical powers in the ancient world, centuries later the colour was associated with royalty.

 

In the earliest forms of blue pigment were extracted from the semi-precious limestone rock mixture ‘ Lapis Lazuli ‘. Originating from the Middle East, in particular, Afghanistan, the word’s etymology comes from the Latin ‘ Lapis ‘, which translates into ‘ stone ‘, and ‘ Lazuli ‘ meaning ‘ blue ‘.

 

This pigment was regularly imported from Asia, across the Silk Road, dating back 6,000 years up until the eighteenth century. Extracted from the Badakhshan mountains in Afghanistan, it would eventually make its way to the bustling cosmopolitan towns of western Europe and Cobalt blue was the primary blue pigment used for centuries in Chinese blue and white porcelain, beginning in the early of ninth century.

 

 

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The topic of this exhibition is a biological concept that represents the memory of naturally growth, developed and closed-up to details of small creatures. The appearances of the insects range from those of menacing freakish to those who create ornamental beauties. The visual forms of insects are mesmerically designed with wonders that seamlessly created.

 

The elementary base colour like blue is raised to be painted on white translucent porcelain plate, as well as abandon background and straight to the main organic form of the insect. Fragility of blue and white plate is also showing more sensibility of insecurity. In another meaning of insect painted was inspired by humans life cycle. The reflection of life is the reflex of duration; past, present and future, refers to the meaning of death, lives and hope as same as the concept of ‘ Samsara ‘ — Circle of Life that represents the way of living, belief, faith and cultures throughout the art of installation.

 

DISCOVER AVAILABLE ARTWORK  —  BLUE JOURNEY 2020  

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