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: Going and Coming, 27 Mar 2018 — 12 May 2018
Blindspot Gallery, 15/F, Po Chai Industrial Building, 28 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Hong Kong