Art Gallery featuring artist Cang Yuan
Where Have All These Dreams Gone, 2021
Print: Genuine pigment ink, 100% cotton canvas, mounted on wooden frame, 81 x 57 cm
Original work: Acrylic on canvas, 162 x 114 cm
"I want a beautiful dream. The truth is that the reality is too cruel and unsatisfactory. A beautiful dream is always faint, quiet, and illusory. I poured these solid colors as I hoped that a beautiful dream was solid and real. I know they are difficult to grasp, but I can't help letting them flow freely. Light, quiet, soft, but full of power.
You may want to run on the grassland like a horse, roaming happily and freely on it. This is all my imagination.
Every day is a perfect, brand-new dream. The colors in the dream are so pure that their hues are extraordinarily bright. Since the pandemic is endlessly worrying us, it is still nice to have a sweet dream. Enjoy it with peace of mind and feel it intimately. I decided to use these pinks to touch my restless, troubled heart. Of course, I also use those reds and browns to represent my dissatisfaction and hope for the future. I desperately want a border that I can touch right now.
We can also choose to make it a dream forever. I understand that no matter how beautiful a dream is, there are times when I wake up. When I wake up, I still find the world turbid, filled with depravity, indulgence, darkness, and filth. I will never want to bring these into my dreams.
Where have all these dreams gone? Can we go back to that beautiful dream? Can our hearts purify the worries of the world? Can it purify the gray and black of the world? Can you still hold on to the lasting feelings that are like gold? "
Cang Yuan, 2021
"The Path of Light" French Art Exhibition, 2021