Jiang Zhaojin (Wanlin)

Selected works

Jiang Zhaojin (Wanlin)

Jiang Zhaojin (Wanlin)

Jiang Zhaojin (Wanlin) is a Chinese artist who lives and works in Beijing.

Indigo-hued denim is her chosen medium, with which she creates intricate artwork so precisely executed they resemble traditional Chinese ink paintings. Beyond the aesthetic qualities of her works, Jiang transformed the traditional presentation to something direct and perhaps more digestible style of communication of the ancient art – Chinese landscape painting (shanshui).

Denim as a fabric has a long history, originally registered as a patent back in 1873, denim jeans have now become a universal symbol of both utilitarian sturdiness and stylishness for rebels and fashionistas alike. It represents a modern style that transcends usage, age and class.

Interestingly the essence of shanshui possesses similar qualities. Unlike the Western Plein Air painting, Shanshui goes against the common definition of what a painting is. It refutes colour, light and shadow and personal brush work, it’s a reflection or interpretation of one’s own understanding of the scenery. Shanshui painting is not an open window for the viewer’s eye, not an “copy” of the scenery, it is an object for the viewer’s mind and a philosophy of life. Just like the denim jeans that is a vehicle of liberation, it eliminates the boundaries between the rich and the poor.

Media

Artworks in the wild

Mirrored Landscape IIII

– Law Firm Office, Singapore

Viridian Valley Pink

– Singapore

Shanshui Impression

– Hong Kong

Green Landscape

– Singapore

Pink Landscape

– Singapore

Shanshui Landscape Snowy Mountains

– Singapore

Shanshui Impression Purple Landscape

– Singapore

Shanshui Impression

– Singapore

Shanshui Impression

– Hong Kong

Mirrored Landscape IIII

– Law Firm Office, Singapore

Viridian Valley Pink

– Singapore

Shanshui Impression

– Hong Kong

Green Landscape

– Singapore

Pink Landscape

– Singapore

Shanshui Landscape Snowy Mountains

– Singapore

Shanshui Impression Purple Landscape

– Singapore

Shanshui Impression

– Singapore

Shanshui Impression

– Hong Kong

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