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iang Cheng De sarthe Beijing 德


Jiang Cheng 姜

De sarthe Beijing 德


Jiang Cheng Jiang Cheng’s art resides on the edge of realistic imagery and unrealistic settings, using a type of visual metaphors in search for particular judgments, thoughts and expressions towards self and reality. His images mobilize a kind of complex, vibrant yet fragile structure, almost intentionally disrupting the visual orders, and cutting through his existence and inner conscious, transforming them into numerous small glittering pieces. He constructed a divide between reality and dream; a visual effect filled with grief, melancholy and mystery. It actually metaphorically presents his personal experience, memory and encounters, or another way of sensing towards inter-connection, a corresponding form of adsorption. In such a mode, which surpasses experiences and feelings, Jiang Cheng did not intentionally seek for meanings with things and phenomenon. Maybe art rooted in daily life, should first have the capacity of finding the most meanings in most meaningless things; the ability of bringing whatever and wherever to the height of importance. However, this kind of choice and transformation does not put meaning to people or things, rather, it presents meaning through relationship between people and objects, and through detailed anecdotes. He picks and chooses from realistic personal experiences while releasing his own memory, interests and tastes; a genuine and direct presentation of inner-self under imagination, referred to as abstract reality of one’s inner reflection. Maybe Jiang Cheng would eventually like to accomplish is depicting the real condition of a small fragile living being seeking out the trajectory and intimate feelings in the world of such vast chaos. We can see that these works have a blood tie with realism; they also demonstrate his classic art education background. At the same time, he maintains a free, open and experimental working attitude. Such expansion with freedom fills the jumping gaps making his works so much more complete, consolidating all senses and distilling his fearless unique and thriving self-expression in this chaotic world. - Feng Boyi


ARTWORKS


Imagination and Experience of Different Rules P15 2016 Greasepaint and ink 38 x 28.2 cm


Imagination and Experience of Different Rules P16 2016 Greasepaint and ink 40.7 x 28.2 cm


Imagination and Experience of Different Rules P14 2016 Greasepaint and ink 38 x 28.2 cm


Imagination and Experience of Different Rules P3 2016 Greasepaint and ink 14 x 25 cm


Imagination and Experience of Different Rules P18 2016 Greasepaint and ink 37 x 25 cm


Imagination and Experience of Different Rules P14 2016 Greasepaint and ink 40.7 x 28.2 cm


Imagination and Experience of Different Rules P4 2011 Greasepaint and ink 27.1 x 24.7 cm


Imagination and Experience of Different Rules P11 2012 Greasepaint and ink 37.2 x 25.2 cm


Imagination and Experience of Different Rules P4 2016 Greasepaint and ink 27.1 x 24.7 cm


Imagination and Experience of Different Rules P9 2012 Greasepaint and ink 23.5 x 28.2 cm


Imagination and Experience of Different Rules P10 2012 Greasepaint and ink 36.5 x 28.1 cm


Imagination and Experience of Different Rules P11 2012 Greasepaint and ink 37.2 x 25.2 cm


Imagination and Experience of Different Rules P14 2016 Greasepaint and ink 47 x 28.2 cm


Imagination and Experience of Different Rules P15 2016 Greasepaint and ink 38 x 28.2 cm


Imagination and Experience of Different Rules P16 (Back) 2016 Greasepaint and ink 40.7 x 28.2 cm


Imagination and Experience of Different Rules P17 2016 Greasepaint and ink 39 x 28 cm


Imagination and Experience of Different Rules P18 2016 Greasepaint and ink 37 x 25 cm


Imagination and Experience of Different Rules P10 2013 Greasepaint and ink 36.5 x 28.1 cm


Imagination and Experience of Different Rules P17 2016 Greasepaint and ink 39 x 28 cm


Imagination and Experience of Different Rules P9 2012 Greasepaint and ink 23.5 x 28.2 cm


Imagination and Experience of Different Rules P3 2011 Greasepaint and ink 14 x 25 cm


Imagination and Experience of Different Rules P13 2012 Greasepaint and ink 40.7 x 28.2 cm


BIOGRAPHY


JIANG CHENG 1985

Born in Quzhou, China

2008

Graduated from China Academy of Art with B.A.

2012

Graduated from China Academy of Art Chinesich-Deutsche Kunstakademie Department of Painting with M.F.A. Currently lives and works in Hangzhou, China

2012

Fifth Anniversary of China Academy of Art Chinesich-Deutche Kunstakademie-The Outstanding Graduates Group Exhibition, China Academy of Art Museum, Hangzhou, China 2011

2008

Graduated from China Academy of Art Chinesich-Deutsche Kunstakademie Department of Painting with M.F.A, Hangzhou

2016

Samen, Jiang Cheng Solo Exhibition, de Sarthe Gallery Beijing, China

2013

Labyrinth, Ying Gallery, Beijing, China GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016

Young Artists Group Exhibition, Uferhallen, Germany 2010

Foggy Ark-2nd ART SPRING Exhibition by Postgraduates of China Academy of Art, No.8 Gallery, Hangzhou, China

2008

Looking Ahead-Eyes Empty – Public Art Exhibition, Hangzhou Normal University Modern Art Gallery, Hangzhou, China

Graduated from China Academy of Art with B.A., Hangzhou

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

La Chair, A+ Contemporary, Shanghai, China Nipple Confusion, Art Depot, Beijing, China

2015

Premier exhibition at COSPACE, Shanghai, China

2013

Song of Youth, Moon Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan Uneasy Trip in Asia IV, Poly Gallery, Hong Kong, China Uneasy Trip in Asia III, Cans Tea & Book House, Taipei, Taiwan

Chang kong yang zhi fu tong tui en yuan shi pu xin juan zai - 14 People Free Painting Exhibition, Community Art Space, Hangzhou Rundgang, The Berlin University of the Arts, Berlin, Germany

EDUCATION 2012

Fresh Glimpse – 1980’s Generation Artists Group Exhibition, The Other Gallery Art Lab, Beijing, China


Published on the occasion of de Sarthe Beijing exhibition:

Jiang Cheng

June 5 - June 26, 2016

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