The Black Forest

By Xavier C.H. Wei

Artist's Statement :

My series The Black Forest is concerned with developing a mysterious mututal relation betwen human and nature.

In this series I use charcoal on canvas to create works that have a spirit of independent genuine material. These works show that the charcoal can be used to create an exquisite work that is not inferior to another artistry using other materials.

For me, the figure is a preface to move a great energy of nature. When the charcoal works, and passes on canvas; the lines and points are transfered into the trees, the grass, the rain, the clouds, the wind, etc.

My workes in The Black Forest look into an individual's own soul rather than just describe the marvels of nature. This is a dark but fascinating corner, filled with the unspoken inmost secrets, in the human's spiritual.