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Jiang Fang graduated from Oil Painting Department of Central Academy Of Fine Arts in 1999. She now lives and works in Beijing.Read More
When it comes to her career, in Jiang's own words, 'I suddenly realized that painting people were nonsensical, so I started portraying everything, anything but people'. Jiang is concerned with the clash between a specific detail in life with a certain surge in her inner world, she aim to find 'a medium channeling various emotions'. With the help of techniques like carving and cracking, Jiang restored nature with oil on canvas using simple powerful lines and pure abundant colours. In her works, micro brush strokes as thin as human hair and traces of liquid flow are the two most common elements. Her paintings highlight and deliver the texture of materials directly. For example, in her solo exhibition Budbudam (Fleeting Images), her works showed the texture of lace through the bulges and curves of paint. And this trace of texture opens up a temporal portal to a dimension of time. Overall, Jiang Fang's works are direct, simplistic, rational and intriguing, showing a microscopic perceptive commonly seen in female artists. Jiang Fang said, her paintings express the momentum of a heartbeat.
Text courtesy Aye Gallery.
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