Courtyard of the Soul is Tingxin’s first exhibition outside of Hong Kong and features 32 works in ink on paper depicting her deeply personal meditations on landscape.
In Chinese culture, water lilies are symbols of purity, goodness and elegance, despite their roots in shallow and often murky waters. This strength, beauty and flourishing spirit moved Tingxin to paint for the very first time. The eponymous exhibition – Tingxin meaning Courtyard of the Soul in the Chinese language – can be seen as an ode to her beloved water lilies through an exploration of light and colour.
‘The world was dark at its inception. Painting on black Xuan paper opens a realm of imagination and gives me a sense of the process of creation.’