1. The artist must be conversant in old-new-east-west.
1.1. One can be a Chinese painter and a conceptual artist at the same time.
1.2. Drawing is not dead. Painting is not dead.
1.3. Not all conceptual art is bad. Not all installation art or performance art is bad.
1.4. The artist's influences can be as varied as (but not limited to) the following:
(a) Emily Bronte
(b) Vincent Van Gogh
(c) Kathe Kollwitz
(e) Gabriel Garcia Marquez
(f) Henry David Thoreau
(g) Huang Binhong
(h) Li Keran
(i) Antoni Tapies
(j) Marcel Duchamp
(k) Minimalist Art
(l) Natsume Soseki
(m) Werk magazine/Guerrillazine (Theseus Chan)
(n) Redrum (Japanese indie band, now disbanded)
(o) Daido Moriyama
(q) Yasujiro Ozu
(r) Dogen's "Shobogenzo"
(s) Conceptual art
(t) Jiro Taniguchi
(u) Rei Kawakubo/Junya Watanabe/Comme des Garcons
2. The artist must take long walks in nature.
2.1. The artist must read many books and go to many places.
3. Art must move out of galleries and museums to alternative spaces, such as abandoned train tunnels, bookshops, boutiques, hair salons, libraries, cafes etc.
4. Art is spiritual food.
5. The art book is a portable gallery or museum. It is also an autobiography, diary, and bible.
(To be continued)
4 years ago