Preoccupied with the expressive powers of the human face, Jiang Cheng’s commanding, beautiful, and haunting works convey multiple identities and meanings, like psychological ciphers. Jiang’s portraiture is informed by the processes of conceptualism and by his strategies of repetition. The paintings are numbered and each is created in a single session, without correcting or covering any of his gestures. The results are hallucinatory, fluid, and process-based paintings of faces, often cropped in ways that obscure codes of legible race or gender.
Jiang Cheng, 28 Nov 2022 — 07 May 2023
Institute of Contemporary Art Miami – ICA, 61 NE 41st Street, Design District