About Xiang Jing – A Chinese Artist

Xiang Jing was born on 1968 in Beijing, China.From 1984 TO 1988 he was Student of the attached middle school of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing.In 1990 - 1995 Xiang Jing attained a Bachelor Degree from the Sculpture Department, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing and he currently lives and works in Shanghai

Xiang Jings eerily life-like sculptures confront the viewer with a duplicitous engagement with outward appearance and inner psychology. Xiangs works range from the larger than life to miniature; cast in bronze or polyurethane, they draw from a classical tradition and aesthetic to portray the experiences of contemporary women. Her works depicting teenagers clubbing, shopping, and primping offer a veneer of generic beauty, sparsely accessorised with synthetic looking props and latest fashion trends; their appearance of mundane innocence is contradicted through their expressions of violence, depression, and malaise. Towering over the viewer as a goddess-like effigy, her vacant gaze projects downward with oppressive force: her nakedness and vulnerability evoking a self-contemplative reflection of inadequacy, humility and emptiness.

Xiang's value lies not only in her uncanny ability to replicate the facial movements, the gestures, the physical tick that accompany a particular psychological mood, but also in her capacity to augment these psychological states by ingenious props - a cushion and a bright blue bow for a coquettish girl, a tall skinny stood upon which to crouch for a satirically reflective woman smoking on a long, skinny cigarette. In addition to props, Xiang pays meticulous attention to the materials she uses and the ensuing surfaces. In Your Body, Xiang presents a gigantic nude. Fabricated from painted fibreglass, the figure is unnerving in detail, her expertly faux finished skin radiating a sickly, waxen pallor. Shorn headed, and slumped on a simple wooden chair, her subjective doll-like presence reflects the epitome of emotional depletion.

Selected Exhibitions:-

* Youre Body - Xiang Jing 2000-2005, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China

* Keep In Silence, China Art Seasons Gallery, Beijing, China

* Women In The Mirror, Chinese European Art Center, Xiamen, China
* Art of Xiang Jing, Tuan Cheng Gallery, Beijing, China

* Day Dream - Solo Exhibition, Ivy Bookstore, Shanghai, China

Xiang Jing's sculpture is their expressiveness they are wistful, critical, languorous, reflective, and melancholic - they encompass and embody virtually every human emotion. . He had already exhibited some of good arts in his own style and the impact of the work had won him a strong reputation in Chinese art circles

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