Shi Jiayun: Getting Closer to PaintingJul 22 - Aug 27, 2017
Ginkgo Space is pleased to announce the opening of two exhibitions: Gloom by young artist Cheng Tingting and Getting Closer to Painting by Shi Jiayun. It's the first solo show at Ginkgo space for both artists. The opening reception is at 4pm - 6pm 22nd July.
Shi Jiayun was born in 1992 in Chongqing. She graduated from the Department of Oil Painting at Sichuan Fine Arts Institute. She is currently studying at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Since 2012, she has been continuously making series of paintings, most of which are abstract. Before starting each painting, Jiayun has no preconception as to what the outcome will be. As a consequence of this approach, the conceptualization of her works tend to be dominated by the sub-consciousness. But in the process of creating, she prefers to achieve the right balance in each painting and the right feeling through “exploring”. The uncertainty that the title of her exhibition “getting closer” hints at, the assorted images composed of sketched lines, and the non-narrative colors, the strokes and the blank spaces in her paintings, are demonstrations of her artistic intuition and abundant emotions. The works in this exhibition represent the creative culmination of her exploration of the language of painting over the last two years.