With its roots in Shinto and Mahanaya buddhism, Andre Chan's “METANOIA” taps into the notion of regeneration. The works bring to life, death, then life again, the quintessential ideas surrounding reikon — the equivalent to soul in western culture.
With long, sporadic paint strokes across the number of canvasses, the idea of a wandering spirit is consistent. This is in likeness of the searching for one’s final feat. Simultaneously, such long paint strokes also are representation of the cold course — the traumas - that one reaps in the simple action of living life. Altogether, such elements are essential in making man who he is. In the absence of these elements, he is not made man.