What I loved about paintings for were their lines, the brightness and shades, the structures and the colors within them, which were basically all the elements that contributed to the tableau. Driven by intuition and stubbornness, I have now become a bona fide formalist and I am convinced that it is the DNA inside of me which has made me grown fond of forms¡it seems I have set up a unique system for handling of painting materials and painstakingly searched and successfully invented the ways to ensure smooth operation within this system.. I have transformed the creation of artworks into the kind of repetitive task that Sisyphus is bound to complete, or into a meaningless self-growing process.
Abstract artists do not necessarily excel in abstract thinking. Most of them, indeed, are people who rely heavily on intuition. They enjoy being guided by experiences in life. We may try to understand their works through understanding their lives, yet, it is likely that our personal experiences may mislead us to some extent. So, is it possible for someone to learn about abstract art through an abstract painting? The answer is it is just like pondering about philosophical questions by looking at clouds above. That is to say, you should not take it literally and assume that the answers to the questions are actually hiding behind the clouds, and in fact, what is up above in the sky is just one of the examples in the vast world that you may use to illustrate the answers to those philosophical questions.