Tra(n)ce
All our faculties come from sensations. In this series of paintings, Tiantian explored how to square the subjective nature of lived experience with the spiritual, inherently unknowable world.

Tiantian embraces her spirituality. One of the elements that often appear in her works is a faint, transparent, and flowy flash, with rhythms both deliberately and unintentionally. The glorious movement is like breathing, suggesting vivid vitality, attaching objects, nature, and human bodies, tenderly but irresistibly connecting them, as Tiantian’s favorite poem: “I am integral with you…. I too am of one phase and of all phases.” Tiantian’s works imagine a world in which all things are naturally intertwined with emotions, even empathy with each other. She tries to appease perpetual anxiety for the spirits. Viewers are invited to trance, – ajar—secure-- serene.
Egg    9″ × 12″    2021
The Guardian    16″ × 20″    2021
Rambling    18″ × 20″    2021
Heat Melted Us!    30″ × 40″    2020
A Gift Box In City    22″ × 28″    2021
Keep Warm    16″ × 16″    2021
Crystals    9″ × 12″    2020
Merry-Go-Containers-of-Souls    16″ × 20″    2020
Staring    9″ × 12″    2021