Potential Expressionism is a systematic training encompassing aesthetics, design, history and culture. It aims to evoke one’s latent creativity via breaking all conventional shackles to arrive at one’s own artwork. By first encouraging one to make visual marks at random, one is then directed to trace those patterns and associate them with one’s personal belief and aspiration, historical memory, aesthetical inclination, and ultimately creating one’s unique artwork.
The Love of Heart Art Exhibition for people with Intellectual disabilities
HKPEAA hosted an exhibition of intellectual works for intellectually disabled people at Chong Yuet Ming Cultural Centre, HKU on November 19 – 22, 2018, co-organized by Caritas Lok Fung Day Activity Centre. The purpose of the event was to promote the potential of expressionist art without boundaries, to help people with intellectual disabilities to develop their potential and creativity in the arts, and to encourage and support people with intellectual disabilities to learn for life.
Different art workshops were held during the exhibition and opened to people with intellectual disabilities, Hong Kong university students and the public. The event was also supported by the Hong Kong Youth Hostel Association. It provided venues for charity stalls selling art works and encouraged the intellectually disabled people to achieve artistic achievements. The event was held on January 20, 2019 in the
Potential Expressionist Art, PEA, an abbreviation for Potential Expressionist Art, is a metaphor for the ‘pea’ which constitutes the heart of a mythological story called Princess and the Pea.
A pea, buried in the soil and being watered, may grow to as high as haotian (meaning ‘boundless skies’). Haotian refers to a unique land bearing the connotation that on the road of artistic exploration, one has to cultivate solid roots (the foundations of sketching, aesthetics and design elements); with such a cornerstone, one can achieve in the boundless realm of art, unleashing one’s potential to the fullest.
Everyone has his or her own hidden potential. What’s important is to search for and give free reign to it !