LENGHI   TENG

Within

In the series Within, the characters, feel breathless, overcome and senseless as a result of trying to keep up the standard of a demanding society, where the emphasis is on performance and success. While hiding by playing roles, they get drifted away from their true self.

 

What lies beneath the surface are hidden layered emotions caused by the controversy between who they really are and who they think, others think they should be. The calm atmosphere in Lenghi’s work evokes a sense of stillness and serenity, as if time stands still. A moment, to free our thoughts and to look deep inside ourselves.

 

 

The concept of this coming body of works will be centered on the Japanese philosophy Wabi Sabi. The Wabi Sabi philosophy is connected
to the Buddhist teaching of the three marks of existence
specifically impermanence, suffering and emptiness or absence of self nature. 

 

Within is a beginning of a journey that invites us to see the beauty in imperfection, to discover that our unique flaws also can lead us to our greatest strengths and treasures.

Emerge

Metamorphosis, the life cycle of a butterfly, reminds us to embody the change, to have the ability to accept for who we are and spread the wings to see the beauty of the world from wider perspective.

A lot is expected from us in this society. More emphasis is on performances and targets. We aim for perfection which is an illusion that keeps us caught in a never-ending cycle of unhappiness and disappointment.
Sometimes we realize the truth, perfection doesn’t exist. Withdrawn from the demanding world, reflecting on ourselves and finding out that change is needed to achieve self-compassion.