Opening: 7-9pm, November 9, 2019
November 8 – December 6, 2019
Charles Choi was born in Shanghai, China and immigrated to Canada in 1995. He learnt painting at the age of 4, with the focus on western master paintings and their creation. In recent years, his focus has been on‘Concrete Expression’- the combination of fundamental painting skills, personal touch and a contemporary approach. He was a multi-award winning artist both in Canada and China including the “Gold Award”of Arts and Letters Club Next 2 art exhibition in 2017,“Best of the Show”in ‘Society of Canadian Artists’Members Annual Art Show in 2013. His work is represented in private and public collections across Canada, Hong Kong, Australia, Japan, Singapore and China.
Choi says it is his intention to truly express his subject‘as it is’together with his own inner feeling. The color he uses is sweet and gentle, with rich and free brushstrokes which represents the moment in which he paints.
In reality, where is my Paradise? A few snapshots came to mind……the moment when I got my behalf company chartered for IPOs; when I finally won the tournament of tennis match after 3-hour hard games; soak in authentic onsen enjoying bowl of ice cream in Tokyo; 4-hour non-stop climbing to reach volcano Mt Etna in Sicily……
Along all those years of searching, exploring and tasting what life is, gradually I realized not a specific destination or attaining something to be claimed as “Paradise”. Any external achievement or short-term paradise feel, come and go, vanish like bubbles. We all have an in-built Paradise……in our Heart.
Only when I look deep inside, there I found a Pure land, fill with love, joy and peace, that tranquility is where my intact Paradise lies. This realization totally changes my perspective. When you change your mind, everything changes; such inside-out projection helps me see Beauty in everything.
After revealing that Truth, “Paradise” is easily found at my fingertips, cos Paradise, is simply a state of Mind…… “Here and Now” ！