Mind Set Art Center is delighted to present the latest exhibition of Jhong Jiang-Ze, Dissociate．Imaging, from 1 June to 6 July 2019. This exhibition is the artist's third solo with Mind Set Art Center after Figurative Illusion in 2016. You are cordially invited to attend the opening reception, which will start with the presence of the artist from 3:00 pm on Saturday, 1 June.
Many years after the phrase 'The medium is the message' coined by Herbert Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980), different types of image and message have even rapidly blossomed and taken over human beings' sensation and perception. Movies being one of the influential media since 20th century, its footage pictures, action stills, soundtracks and quotes absolutely become the collective memory of this generation. As Jhong was born and raised into an artist in the digital era, it is nature that the image fragments from film stills through different mediums processing feeds the artist with boundless inspirations.
The artist fetches the creation ideas from the movies, such as The Cells, The Clockwork Orange, 2001: A Space Odyssey, _Psycho _etc. However, compared to the narratives, he is far more fascinated with the flash of aura when images displaying on screens. Under his strokes, the transition of refraction, color casting, melting, and dissociation appeared on those screen images becomes fanciful colors and queer pictures on the canvas, meanwhile detach from the common viewing experience. In the works in the exhibition, Jhong applies diverse techniques by turns to render the texture of monitor, that serves the purpose in delineation of the double illusions of low-res pixels and switch frames. His attempts to collect the fleeting fractions dissociated from the screen as well as connotations associated with the frame stills result in the aggregation and generation of a greater image of visual perceptions.
Jhong Jiang-Ze was born 1981 in Taipei, where he currently works and lives. Jhong Jiang-Ze has always attempted to challenge the contemporary world with different viewpoints. Through his work, various aspects of the human nature are probed and reinterpreted, revealing limitless possibilities of the way we perceive and react to the world. With powerful and unpredictable brush strokes, Jhong transforms the contemplation provoked by the dispersion of various images or ideas into mystic paintings. In recent years, he has taken part in several film productions, such as The Last Painting in 2017 and Deep Evil to release in 2019. His work is collected by institutions including National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan, Art Bank, Taiwan, and Long Yen Foundation, Taiwan.
Press release courtesy Mind Set Art Center.