Red Square – Guitian Li De Osu
Tea Master, Calligrapher, Curator
As the brush sets to paper, leaving its illustrious trace of meaning behind, so did the fingers of a young Red Square trail through the black soil of her parents’ tea gardens in Changsha Hunan, China, leaving her hands dark with earth and her spirit bright with inspiration. Gaining certification as a tea master, and studying calligraphy in school as a young woman, Red Square also studies Neoillusionist Dance, and it has been in the practicing of these three disciplines that she has recognized they are all one in the same. Tea Ceremony is the dance of meaning through deliberate movement to express the truth of the Way; Calligraphy is the dance of the spirit on paper; Dance is the writing of calligraphy with the body.
Red Square applies her understanding of this threefold proportion by using Calligraphy, Tea Ceremony and Dance as the balanced revelation of self, and offers a sincere contemporary approach to traditional arts by using the modern day liberation of free association and diversification of mediums to attain her unique style. With every Tea Ceremony, Red Square combines Neoillusionist principles with Traditional Chinese Values to create calligraphy in four dimensions. With every character written, Red Square reveals a rare perspective into a world long since passed over yet ever present with us still, even in these modern times.
Red Square sees Neoillusion as the very image of our reality, like the delicate touch or the hard press of the brush moving on the surface of the paper that represents reality – permanent and not permanent. “In Neoillusion, there is no meaning, but the meaning.
Red Square says “Art is my Religion, Everything around is my Prayer, The Way of Tea is my Life.”