Zheng Guogu, Visionary World in a Changing State of Mind
Zheng Guogu, Visionary World in a Changing State of Mind, view at Mirrored Gardens, 2021
In the Visionary World in a Changing State of Mind series, Zheng Guogu places the observational center of energy at the “heart chakra.” Located at the axis of the “chakra system,” the “heart chakra” is generally considered to be the source of emotional energy. Zheng views the expansion of the “heart chakra” to be a process resulting from an individual’s correspondence with different settings, and suggests that by using one’s heart to correspond with art’s various forms, the viewer will undergo an evolution in their mental state, leading to the opening up of new dimensions of personal perception.
Alongside these explorations of energy, in Visionary World in a Changing State of Mind, Zheng is also concerned with placing paintings within types of everyday environments, as well as placing scenes depicted in paintings into the real environment, such as bringing willows and flowing streams into the space of Mirrored Gardens. The sound of the water and the voice of the heart are placed in mutual reflection and harmony, through which the possibilities of mutual transformation between one’s mental state and the environment can be explored.
Courtesy of the artist and Vitamin Creative Space