Philosophical tradition in the East approaches a truth through the discipline of the mind rather than taking an epistemological view of objectifying the world. The meditative repetition of drawing dots and lines are considered a method to master breath control and mental discipline in the course of learning classical Eastern writing and painting. Repetition of patterns and forms in Eastern painting are one of the pillars in traditional practice which have made way into their modern abstract forms in the 20th Century. For many Asian artists, abstraction, which focuses only on form and colour without substance or meaning, becomes a mere surface decoration without any significance. Wu Guanzhong, Kim Whan-Ki, Lee Ufan, Ding Yi, and Mao Xuhui are the artists who probe more philosophical themes within the context of abstraction. Extracting the primordial, geometrical basis from nature and through ceaseless experimentation in style and technical execution, they look to a dimension beyond geometry. These artists create patterns and geometrical forms as a reinterpretation of nature and a reflection from their own minds.