SAM (BAIXIN) ZHOU

20/04, watercolor on paper, 15 x 6.5 centimeters, 2020

23/04, watercolor on paper, 15.5 x 8.5 centimeters, 2020

23/04, watercolor on paper, 15.5 x centimeters, 2020

12/04, watercolor on paper, 29.5 x 15.5 centimeters, 2020

22/04, watercolor on paper, 15 x 11.5 centimeters, 2020

18/04, watercolor on paper, 14 x 10 centimeters, 2020

17/04, watercolor on paper, 15.5 x 10 centimeters, 2020

19/04, watercolor on paper, 15.5 x 10 centimeters, 2020

17/04, watercolor on paper, 15.5 x 11 centimeters, 2020

20/04, watercolor on paper, 15 x 7 centimeters, 2020

22/04, watercolor on paper, 15.5 x 11.5 centimeters, 2020

10/04, watercolor on paper, 15.5 x 8.5 centimeters, 2020

19/04, watercolor on paper, 15.5 x 8 centimeters, 2020

23/04, watercolor on paper, 16.5 x 6.5 centimeters, 2020

21/04, watercolor on paper, 15 x 9 centimeters, 2020

11/04, watercolor on paper, 29.5 x 18.5 centimeters, 2020

23/04, watercolor on paper, 15.5 x 10 centimeters, 2020

21/04, watercolor on paper, 15 x 9.5 centimeters, 2020

24/04, watercolor on paper, 14 x 9 centimeters, 2020

20/04, watercolor on paper, 15.5 x 10 centimeters, 2020

11/04, watercolor on paper, 29.5 x 7 centimeters, 2020

One Steady Glance, watercolor on paper, dimensions vary, 2020

Artist Statement

Rattled in me are the notions of stability
and landscape’s implied permanence.
I wanted to recall those endearing places.
One day, I found the right words, and they were painted.

Watercolour produced in groups,
with false starts and unclear endings.
I value them for their immediacy,
for the insights they offer,
for their fragmentary nature,
their vulnerability and intimacy.

I took the light that refracted inside me,
and let it flood the keyboard of colour.
These painted places are placeless,
where the depth of imagination knows no bounds.
For an almost illusory moment, I have found solace.

I am going to put a thousand of these small pictures in my suitcase,
and carry my landscape with me.
Right now in myself is all the place I have got.



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