The show is the artist’s reflection on his personal situation and the cyclicality of life. The two newly made series, the paintings series Going-and-coming and the photography series Faded Looks, aim to recombine and restructure the flowers used in Love Letters, Jiang’s iconic series from 2011-2016. This vision stands as a stark contrast to our present age, where one enjoys an ever-accelerating pace of change and volatility, yet foregoing a safe space to deposit one’s feelings and desires. This also reveals the artist’s meditation on classical Chinese philosophy, that things are “neither new nor old, neither leaving nor coming”.
- Jiang Zhi, "Fade 12", 2016-2017