任静敏就《The selfie 》（自画像）展览作品"The Little Daughter Of The Sun God " 创作发言
Good afternoon, my dear friends,
It is my honour to be invited to participate in the selfie art exhibition at 1047 gallery and have this great opportunity to talk. Christine and James! Thank you very much!
I am originally from China and only started painting professionally after relocating to Sydney Australia in 2009. I was commissioned by my local Catholic school to paint works related to the topic of Genesis. This was an appropriate topic for me because I too was experiencing my own Genesis in my new country. Religious art stores then commissioned portraits of Saintly and religious images I had painted. I felt a deep connection with each painting, these connections of love and passion extending to the creation of these works. My artworks have been recognized and appreciated, encouraging and inspiring me to continue to improve my skills as an artist.
I became even more grateful that God had given me this talent as a gift. In doing so I feel it's my mission and an honour to express the beauty and sentiment of our Creator and the natural wonders of the world through my artworks. All the natural elements and the human mind, body and spirit has furthered my inspiration along this great journey.
It has been said that an artist’s job is that of revelation. In essence, I see that my role is to respond to the spectacular beauty of our world and to do this in a way that communicates this experience to others. Without sharing the moment this beauty would remain incomplete.
In 2015, my painting “Rainy Night” was selected as a finalist in the 60th “Lethbridge 10000 small scale art award”.
In 2016, I successfully held my first solo art show at the Solomon Island Consulate Sydney Office. I felt this calling confirmed from our Creator. He has given me a path that lets me share this beautiful Creation which gives me inspiration and a driving force to make my dreams come true.
Since then, I have participated in numerous exhibitions and was awarded the International Outstanding Female Artist Award in the ‘Third International Painting Festival of Hawaii-2017.
I attended and displayed my “Sydney Morning “oil painting series as an honoured guest at the international convention art exhibition centre in Hawaii. The representative of the State House MR. Calvin K.Y.Say granted me the winning certificate. I delivered a speech as a representative of winning artists during the conference.
In 2018, I held my second Solo exhibition / Colour of Rhyme- Jingmin Ren Oil painting. Many famous people and representatives from business, culture and art circles attended the event. Australia New Express, People's Daily Online, Xinhua News Agency, China Overseas Chinese Network, Phoenix.com, Baidu, Yahoo, Sohu, NetEase, RMEG Magazine, and various provincial websites have published the news on dozens of media related articles.
In 2019, I curated and held Ren Jingmin Art Studio Teacher and Students Exhibition. The event was highly praised. Audiences came from different fields and the news published in many media.
These achievements have encouraged me to further express my thoughts in art, with a sense of unity and satisfaction. I am also sharing my joy and knowledge by teaching art.
Now I have participated in The Selfie Art Exhibition in 1047 Art gallery.
I still remember the first time I attended the 1047 gallery, the displayed artworks were high standard and I met lots of famous Australian local artists. The environment was friendly and warm like we all came from one big family. By Christine and James invitation, I have honoured to participle the Selfie exhibition. In accordance, I created this customised artwork “The Little Daughter Of The Sun God” for the window.
This artwork's story starts 3 years before when I was living in an inner west suburb of Sydney, where fortunately I could see the Sunrise from the Sydney City. Each morning, I awoke to the beautiful sunrise rising from the east over my balcony and appreciated the beauty of our Creator. The beauty that radiated gave me great energy which brought a deep sense of happiness. I have captured this beauty in a photo gallery for more than two years so that others can feel the connection that I had felt every day. I often think of this as opposed to the problems and difficulties the world faces.
I believe that the Sun’s energy is ever-present, everywhere and always within. I feel like I am the little daughter of the Sun God, here on earth to manifest the Sun’s Devine.
With inspiration and resources, advised by Curator James Varley-Ross. I created the Little Daughter Of The Sun God, It converges more than ten thousand of my sunrise images together with my digitized self-portrait oil painting, into a mosaic diptych. I tried different parameters to make the mosaic figures look perfect. The mosaic is printed on translucent film and surface mounted on a pair of the glass window, creating a window to the Self, through the light behind the window, you can see the massive sunrise photos which shows Sun’s Devine.
Like all destinies, like all great adventures, I have set out to places I never imagined before. For me, it has been a journey of discovery. Now Sydney Australia is my second home. I am passionate about my new life and art practice in my adopted and embraced homeland of Aussie. I appreciate everyone who has encouraged and supported me to bring my dream to life. My wish is that I can bring and share the feelings that I feel when I create my artworks with others. I would like to bring much more to you with my continued love and links to my culturally rich homeland of China. I would like to promote this eastern and western cultural link through my role as President of Asian Pacific Region Arts & Artists Alliance (APRAAA) and Deputy Dean of Australian Painting Academy Inc.so that you too can share the beauty of our world.
James and Christine, thank you again for assistance with this artwork, without you, it couldn’t be present here.
Thank you, I love all of you.