The source of Chu’s lyrical abstraction lies in his depictions of nature and light. Apart from his snow landscape series, Chu’s most penetrating analysis of the natural, light is also one of his central themes. Chu has stated that his use of light has been heavily impacted by Rembrandt’s style. In fact, his works from the 1970s share a similar motif which has clearly been influenced by Rembrandt – namely their handling of colour, light and shade. After many decades of refining this creative process and sublimating his inner spirit, Source of Light represents Chu’s discovery of the origin of his own inner light; this light emanated not from the West, but from Chu’s innermost being, a realm of complete harmony, imbued with power and benignity alike. Layers of black build up at the bottom of the painting; the light sources converge and emit in the upper part, and interspersed amongst these elements are blocks and dots of colour. In fact, the blocks of colour used here are quite unlike those used previously, ostentatiously inlaid into the works like gem stones. The ‘gemstones’ in this piece, calm and understated, naturally dart around in Chu’s cosmic world, expressing a sense of harmony – a completely balanced artistic mood, as opposed to a world of antagonism.
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