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.
* 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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