Art ZhiYong Jing paints absurd realities
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ZhiYong Jing paints absurd realities

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Giulia Guido

A lone figure catching fire, a hearse in the middle of a desert landscape, an astronaut on the moon holding a lantern. Mysterious subjects and disturbing, unexplainable atmospheres are the protagonists of ZhiYong Jing‘s work. 
ZhiYong Jing is a Beijing-based Chinese artist who graduated from the Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts and specialises in oil painting. He calls himself a painter of “dreams, bodies and absurd realities”.

ZhiYong’s artistic production is divided into two parts: paintings on canvas and paintings on wood. In both cases, however, we are faced with small works, sometimes no larger than 30 x 30 centimetres. Despite the small size, the artist still manages to create images that invite the mind to think of infinite worlds and surreal stories. 

In immense, endless landscapes, ranging from simple cultivated fields to spatial vistas, common yet unusual elements appear. ZhiYong Jing creates absurd combinations like a soft drink dispenser on the moon. In addition, a palette with a strong presence of greys and blues gives a strange sense of darkness and mystery.  

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We have selected just a few of his works, but to find out more visit his website and follow him on Instagram

ZhiYong Jing
ZhiYong Jing
ZhiYong Jing
ZhiYong Jing
ZhiYong Jing
Artpainting
Written by Giulia Guido
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