Taking pause from the humdrum of metropolitan life, the artist intends for the viewer to be present in a particular given moment. Clouds is made up of a series of striking, visually arresting cloud paintings which entertain and evoke speculation simultaneously. Wah Nu’s choice of clouds as a subject matter stemmed from a need to unwind and detach from the endless tasks on life’s to-do list. Craving a certain carefree mindfulness while painting led her to desire the same for viewers of her work – enjoying unabashedly, with no other motive or agenda.
The Clouds series are composed of large paintings, with a vibrant choice of colour scheme. Pictorial and colour composition lend their strengths in tying the paintings together. A sense of playfulness and dream-like quality allows for the viewer’s thoughts to meander without qualms, to wander into their own realms of imagination. Wah Nu’s assertion of painting being a form of play is further explored as she tries to play “within a narrow frame, with the least possible tension.”
Wah Nu – Clouds