Feng Guo

Gallery Affiliations: 57W57Arts

Region: Northeast

I describe my paintings as dreams. They are not about the subjects of dreams but about what dreams feel like. I think about which colors might represent the feelings I have. The color of the ground is important, since it sets up the painting’s mood. I keep layering paint until I find the proper atmosphere.

I am concerned with how the process of painting yields an image, a geometric shape without intrinsic meaning. As long as I do not know its meaning, I keep working with the image. After I figure it out, I lose feeling for it, and stop. For me, knowing and unknowing is the best part of making a painting.