RULES FOR MAKING ART IN NEW CHINA
1.Technique. Technique. Technique. Without technique you have nothing to say or feel that is real, of importance, or relevant to New China, Chinese people, or the whole world.
2.Technique should be clean AND perfect. This is because technique should hide, cover up, and mask how the Artist really feels about him self and what it is really like to live in New China.
3.If you make any mistake along the way of making art, destroy the whole thing and go back to copying and studying technique. If you are unable to do it at the time, fake it, use even more technique to do so, or lie and make sure you don't lose face.
4.Art is not a contemplative activity for the Artist alone, but rather a spectator sport for the ignorant, closed-minded, and sexually repressed Chinese middle class. An Artist should never look into himself to feel his way through the process of art-making, but respond to the audience who will "ultimately decide" if he is real, relevant, or important at all. Basically, an Artist should be seen and not heard.
5.Chinese people, even the rich, greedy, and shallow are a simple, humble people who need to be explained to and helped along to understand what the art is about and what it's "real" meaning for China is. All art in New China should promote the well-being of New China, never critique it or even bother it for a minute: it's too busy making money, "developing", and being CHINESE.
MY RULES FOR MAKING ART IN NEW CHINA
1.Voice. Voice. Voice. (inner and outer)
2.Leave your mistakes.
3.Less is NOT more.
4.Contemplation above performance.
5.Abandon your language. Make your own.