Every Joy and Tear Will Disappear Eventually

 First layer of painting - underpainting, painted with acrylic paint for its quick drying benefit. 
美好不久留,悲伤不永存。
No joy stay forever, no tear last forever.

在某个下午,我无意间在网络上看到类似这句话的图文,灵感顿时涌上,即刻在速写本子画了几个草稿。还真的画了无数个,最终选择了这个构思。

I was greatly inspired in when I came across an illustrated article with similar meanings as the sentence above in an afternoon. Without second thought,  I draw quite a few thumbnail sketches in my sketchbook, and finally settle on this one.

 Thumbnail sketch,  concept sketch for new painting idea by Lavennz Ooi

虽然整体的风格和我过去的画有些不一样,即使多次想要放弃它,我还是坚持把它作完。经历几番整容加修改,完成品勉强称得上和之前的画有一定的相识度。你所呢?

I've been thinking of quitting this painting for a few time throughout the process because the style is fairy different from my previous works; nonetheless, I finished it up in the end. After several 'plastic surgery' and refining, the finished painting manage to stay a little coherent with my other works. What do you think?

 "无恒" - not constant, wu herng, oil and acrylic painting on wood panel, 2018, Lavennz Ooi

无恒

wu herng / wú héng
which mean not constant, not forever

14 x 18 inches, Oil & Acrylic on Wood, 2018
 "无恒" - not constant, wu herng, oil and acrylic painting on wood panel, 2018, Lavennz Ooi

她看似个孩子,眼神却像个成人。一双上了红色指甲油的手,紧紧握着她的肩膀,重重的压在她瘦小的身躯。然而,她依然保持面无表情,手里握着陶瓷面具,怀里却开满了神秘的花朵,和破旧的面具成了鲜明对比。

She looks like a child, but you see an adult through her eyes. There's a pair of hands with red painted fingernails, holding her shoulder tightly, adding pressure on her tiny body. However, she kept a poker face, carrying two porcelain masks in her hands, mysterious flowers blooming in her heart, forming an obvious contradistinction with the broken masks.

 Surreal oil painting, emoji mask, oil and acrylic painting on wood panel by Lavennz Ooi
 Surreal oil painting, emoji mask, oil and acrylic painting on wood panel by Lavennz Ooi

这幅画的概念很直接,很简单,却也很真实。不说当下,试回想一件过去对你来说非常重要的事,最快乐的或是最痛心的,最好是已经过了十年的事。再问自己,现在那件事还那么重要吗?

The concept of this painting is straightforward, simple yet it's truth. Let's remembering one thing that was very important to you in the past, be it the happiest or the saddest, it's best that it's happened in last decade. Ask your present self, is it still as important as ten years ago?

 

说实在,它真的不重要了。它已随着时间的流逝消失了,留下来的只是你对它的印象,只是记忆。它曾经带给你的欢笑或泪水都是过眼云烟,即使你回想时还会有一丝丝的感概,这些却无法也不该影响你当下的生活。

Honestly, it's not important anymore. It has vanished as time passes by. What left with you are its impression, just a memory. All the laughs or tears it once gave you are past tense, even if you still have deep feeling when thinking about it, it'll never and shouldn't affect your present life.

 

这个画的用意就是要你记得,无论你现在有多难受,不要以为这是世界末日,它最终会消失的,勇敢地忍一忍,给时间一点时间,你会好过来的。

The intention of this painting is to remind you, no matter how bad is the situation you're having now, do not think it's the end of the world. It'll disappear eventually, be brave to bear it, give time some time, you'll get better.

 

希望我成功把这画的含义传达给你,无论你是否喜欢它,或是想要收藏它,我始终想要你能感受到它的正能量。这就是我作画的莫大目的。

I wish I had deliver the meaning of this painting to you successfully. In the end, no matter if you like the painting or not, or if you want to collect it, I just want you to sense the positive vibes it's carrying. This is my utmost mission of making art.

 

谢谢阅读到尾声。如果你想有收藏这幅画或是艺克利复制品,你可以到我的网店里下单。

Thanks for reading till the bottom. If you'd like to collect this painting or giclee print, you can order it at my online shop.

 

with love & gratitude
Lavennz