LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
Grace Y. Ding, an artist based in Montreal. Intuitive to art from a young age without any formal art training, she has been intensely absorbing various art forms from East to West. In 2016, with her peaceful yet powerful Water Series, Grace began her journey using art as a vehicle to send peaceful, healing and meditative energy to the world. More importantly, she wishes to create meaningful works that not only uplift the human spirit, but also inspire a sense of wonder, connection and oneness with the great mystery.
Many people say that her works are meditative and healing, some say that her works carry a yoga energy, others say that her works are powerful emotions carefully expressed in a restrained and refined manner. With 15 years of yoga and meditation practice, she continues to draw inspiration from yoga and meditation, as well as from philosophy, nature, music and poetry.
INFP.Exhibited “Water Series” in 2016.
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” ― Aristotle
“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science.” ― Albert Einstein
"Our distance from nature and truth is a psychological distance, particularly in the Occident. Since the Enlightenment, and especially with the rise of science and positivism, the obsession with naming things, we find ourselves no longer contained in the world.
We are on the outside. We have lost our meaning. This does not need to be a good or bad thing. It is simply the path which we are on collectively. In our desperate need for meaning, we turn to science, to technology and to money. We are afraid to admit that the world we live in has become meaningless.
What is required is a kind of negative logic, which is to say, an interiority, a going within. Instead of desperately looking for meaning, we need to sit quietly within the meaninglessness, because we do not know.” - Dwight Smith
WHO I AM
An artist based in Montreal, Canada. Medium includes oil, acrylic, mixed materials and graphic art.
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