In Liang Manqi’s latest painting series “Six Space of Impermanence” in 2019, she focuses more on the space issue in Oriental philosophy. “Bian” is in short for “Bian Xiang” (means impermanence), originally a terminology of Buddhist paintings. Since Tang Dynasty in China, “Bian Xiang” has been generally recognized as a complex two-dimensional painting form.
The inspiration of painting Six Space of Impermanence is thus derived. Liang takes the six circles as basic spatial graphs and tries to change the original space structure in the painting by applying new irregular graphs, yet only to find that the form of the graph changed in the painting, but the nature of the circular space remain unchanged.