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Opera Gallery Genève vous invite à découvrir les toutes dernières œuvres de You Jin, peintre figuratif chinois né en 1979 qui vit et travaille à Beijing.

Opera Gallery Geneva invites you to discover the latest paintings by You Jin, a Chinese figurative painter born in 1979, who lives and works in Beijing.

Les premiers artistes contemporains chinois ont émergé dans les années 80, leur art était très influencé par la culture et l’idéologie politique du pays. You Jin fait partie de cette nouvelle génération dont l’art reflète la complexité et la profondeur des émotions humaines tout en exprimant une véritable réflexion sur les problèmes de la société.

The first Chinese contemporary artists appeared in the 80’s. Their art was mostly influenced by the culture and political ideology of the country. You Jin is part of the new generation whose art reflects the complexity and profoundness of human emotions as well as expressing a reflection on societal problems.

C’est la deuxième exposition que nous organisons ici à Genève avec les peintures de You Jin. Jouant de contrastes, de métaphores et d’allégories, les nouvelles œuvres que nous présentons aujourd’hui sont encore plus puissantes et évocatrices de notre société chaotique que les précédentes. Ses bancs de poissons, ses personnages sans visage, ses tablées sans convives sont autant de sujets qui exposent l’appréhension de You Jin face aux dangers de la mondialisation et de la rapidité des progrès techniques et technologiques, comme la perte d’individualité, la solitude, l’anonymat, l’aliénation.

This is the second exhibition that we organize here in Geneva with paintings by You Jin. Playing with contrasts, metaphors and allegories, the new pieces by You Jin that we show today are even more powerful and suggestive of our chaotic society than the previous ones. His schools of fish, his faceless characters and his guestless table are as many subjects, which convey You Jin’s apprehension of globalisation and the rapid technical and technological progress.

Ses œuvres sont immédiatement reconnaissables. Sa technique particulière met en avant le mouvement, l’énergie et le lyrisme des couleurs. Son style est unique, une sorte de pointillisme constitué d’un méandre de lignes multicolores qui sont tels des fils d’Ariane qui nous conduiraient du chaos vers la liberté.

His art is very recognizable. His distinctive technique highlights the movement, the energy and the lyricism of colours. His style is unique, a sort of pointillism made by a meander of multicoloured lines which are like the thread of Ariadne that would lead us from chaos to freedom. You Jin’s paintings are very successful today on the international art scene and are part of important private and public collections.

Les œuvres de You Jin remportent actuellement un vif succès sur la scène internationale et font partie d’importantes collections privées et publiques.

Jordan Lahmi Directeur Opera Gallery Genève

Gilles Dyan Fondateur et Président Opera Gallery Group

Jordan Lahmi Director Opera Gallery Geneva

Gilles Dyan Founder and Chairman Opera Gallery Group


Chaos freedom 01, 2011 Oil on canvas 180 x 240 cm - 70.9 x 94.5 in.

Chaos freedom 02, 2012 Oil on canvas 180 x 240 cm - 70.9 x 94.5 in.


Chaos freedom 06, 2012 Oil on canvas 120 x 160 cm - 47.2 x 63 in.

Chaos freedom 07, 2012 Oil on canvas 150 x 200 cm - 59.1 x 78.7 in.


Chaos freedom 04, 2012 Oil on canvas Diptych: 140 x 380 cm - 55.1 x 149.6 in.


Chaos freedom 03, 2012 Oil on canvas 150 x 200 cm - 59.1 x 78.7 in.

Chaos freedom 05, 2012 Oil on canvas 160 x 120 cm - 63 x 47.2 in.


Outdated information, 2013 Oil on canvas 60 x 80 cm - 23.6 x 31.5 in.

Learning that can’t be judged, 2012 Oil on canvas 150 x 200 cm - 59.1 x 78.7 in.


This is not your problem, 2012 Oil on canvas 180 x 180 cm - 70.9 x 70.9 in.

This is your problem, 2012 Oil on canvas 180 x 180 cm - 70.9 x 70.9 in.


Misty memories 01, 2012 Oil on canvas 100 x 220 cm - 39.4 x 86.6 in.


Misty memories 02, 2012 Oil on canvas 100 x 200 cm - 39.4 x 78.7 in.


Pomp, 2012 Oil on canvas 150 x 200 cm - 59.1 x 78.7 in.

Party to be started, 2012 Oil on canvas 60 x 80 cm - 23.6 x 31.5 in.


In the same boat, 2012 Oil on canvas 120 x 150 cm - 47.2 x 59.1 in.

Looking for the balanced boundary, 2012 Oil on canvas 100 x 150 cm - 39.4 x 59.1 in.


Realistic shadows, 2012 Oil on canvas 150 x 100 cm - 59.1 x 39.4 in.

You are wondering, 2012 Oil on canvas 60 x 30 cm - 23.6 x 11.8 in.


Contorted actually, 2011 Oil on canvas 100 x 200 cm - 39.4 x 78.7 in.


Don’t cry, Dear, 2012 Oil on canvas 180 x 120 cm - 70.9 x 47.2 in.

Unattached boat, 2012 Oil on canvas 160 x 120 cm - 63 x 47.2 in.


Fog, 2013 Oil on canvas 180 x 280 x 5 cm - 70.9 x 110.2 x 2 in.


Giant, 2012 Oil on canvas 150 x 100 cm - 59.1 x 39.4 in.


B iography 1979 Born in Shenyang, Liaoning province 2001 Graduated from the Affiliated High School of Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts 2005 Graduated from Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts, BFA Currently lives and works in Beijing

SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2013 From Chaos to Freedom, Opera Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland 2011 Lost In Desire,Opera Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland 2009 Continue Chaotic, EGG Gallery, Beijing 2008 Chaotic Code, New Age Gallery, Beijing SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2013 Taipei Art International Fair, Taipei World Trade Centre, Taipei, Taiwan The Portrait of Space, Parkview Green Art Festival, Parkview Green Art, Beijing Real and Imaginary, New Age Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan Shark Protection Plan, Monaco Oceanographic Museum, Monte Carlo, Monaco Art Beijing, Beijing, China 2012 Return to a Visual Method, Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Shenyang, China Taipei Art International Fair, Taipei World Trade Centre, Taipei, Taiwan Asia Gallery Art Fair, China, Japan and Korea Gallery Exhibition, Shanghai, China Art Beijing, Beijing, China


2011 Losing Commual Identity: Emerging Artists From China, Interalia Art Company, Seoul, Korea Taipei Art International Fair, Taipei World Trade Centre, Taipei, Taiwan Emerging Artists of Northern China, Red Star Gallery, Beijing, China Past / Present / Future, New Age Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan 2010 Through the Walker, Baijia Art Centre, Wuhan, Shanghai, China Taipei Art International Fair, Taipei World Trade Centre, Taipei, Taiwan China International Gallery Exposition, Beijing, China 2009 Mountains and Rivers, Chinese Mainland Contemporary Art Invited Exhibition, Guanxiang Art Centre, Taipei, Taiwan Fresh Vision: The Contemporary Young Artists Invitation Exhibition, Suzhou Art Museum, Suzhou, China Taipei Art International Fair, Taipei World Trade Centre, Taipei, Taiwan Art & Northeast, Weilan Art Museum, Beijing, China Infiniti Artistic Trip, Bejing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Dalian, Guangzhou, China China International Gallery Exposition, Beijing, China Abandoned + Reborn, Beijing Exhibition Centre, Beijing, China The Best of Beijing: Contemporary Chinese Art, Melvin Art Museum, Florida, U.S.A 2008 Art Asia, Miami, U.S.A Future Sky: Chinese Contemporary Young Artists Invitation Exhibition, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China The 3rd Architectural Biennial Beijing (ABB2008), 751Factory, Beijing, China Art Singapore 2008, The Contemporary Asian Art Fair, Suntec, Singapore Beijing BS1 Contemparary Art Museum 2008 art nomination exhibition, Asian Contemporary Art Museum, Beijing, China Taipei Art International Fair, Taipei World Trade Centre, Taipei, Taiwan Only Child 3, China Visual Arts Centre, Beijing, China Declaration of the Only Child: Group Exhibition of New Generation Artists Born After The Year 1970, New Age Gallery, Beijing, China New Age - New Blending: New Generation Chinese and Indonesian Artists Exchange Exhibition, New Age Gallery, Beijing, China, Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia The Age of Innovation - Being Persistent, New Age Gallery, Beijing, China, China International Gallery Exposition, Beijing, China

2007 The Exchange Exhibition of China - Korea International Contemporary Art, Seongnam Arts Centre, Seoul, Korea Difference - Diversity: New Era Young Artists Invitation Exhibition I, Shin Hwa Gallery, Hong Kong Emerging Artists of Northern China, Red Star Gallery, Beijing, China The Age of Pluralism - Being Persistent, New Age Gallery, Beijing, China, New Age Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan New Age - Different Manifesto, China International Gallery Exhibition, Beijing, China Gathering Sandcastles: Chinese New Generation Artists Award Exhibition 2007, Yan - Huang Art Museum, Beijing, China 2006 The Rise See Pleased: Contemporary Art Individual Cases Exhibition, Hangzhou, China Only Child, Chinese Contemporary Gallery; MUST BE Contemporary Art Centre, Beijing, China Coming Up: An Oil Painting Exhibition, Zhu Qizhan Art Museum, Shanghai, China Geomancy, Mandarin Palace Art Events, Shanghai, China Size Decides Attitude: First 5×7 Picture - Taking Biennale Project, Shanxi Pingyao; Beijing TS1 Contemporary Art Centre, Beijing, China Regenesis: A Contemporary Art Exhibition, Contemporary Art Museum, Haikou, China 2000 Degree: Contemporary Oil Painting Exhibition, Ju’ Roshine Arts & Crafts Centre, Shanghai, China Yuan Da Bei, World Art Museum of China Millennium Monument, Beijing, China 2005 Scratch - Or: China - Singapore Digital Image Art Exhibition, New Generation Art Plan, Shenyang, Beijing, China Archaeology of the Future: Free Film Unit, Nanjing Museum, Nanjing, China Image Cola, Changchun, China The Pleasant Sensation of the Manufacturing, Beijing, China 15th Video Brazil International Electronic Art Festival, SESC Pompéia, São Paulo, Brazil 2004 21th World Wide Video Festival, Amsterdam, Holland The 3rd TransChina Stanza of International Image Art, Chongqing, Chengdu, Beijing, China 2003 Scene - China: China Artwork Exhibition, Paris, France


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Ebook You Jin From Chaos to Freedom