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Ming Jing Archives - Yan Gallery
Works Biography and Information

Ming Jing was born in 1960 in Baoding, Hebei Province. He graduated from the Tianjin Fine Art Academy in 1983. He has held numerous exhibitions throughout China as well as in the United States. He has won prizes in oil painting shows hosted by The China Oil Painting Institute successively in 1997 and 2001 and also won third prize in 1999 at the 9th National Fine Art Exhibition, despite the fact that in the history of Chinese art exhibitions it has always been extremely hard to award abstract painting with any prizes

Light and elegant best describes Ming Jing’s paintings. “Light” relates to his materials and techniques and is closely connected to the painter’s feelings towards these materials as well as the consciousness and unconsciousness behind these feelings. To make strong colours attenuated, lightened and transparent requires good skills, feeling and wisdom; the light and elegant style reflects the painter’s own attitude towards the world.

Another prominent feature of Ming Jing’s works is that his works are free, but not careless, casual but not lacking exquisiteness. Using oil painting techniques he smears and paints the canvas and then draws outlines with scrapers or pens, his lines seem casual, almost accidental. The formed image sometimes becomes concealed and sometimes becomes obvious, fleeting and hazy, not restricted to shapes, not restricted to techniques and not restricted to space logic. In a sentence, he is not restricted by the rules of realistic art such as sculpturing, proportions, dissection, scenography, tones and depth. He paints easily, smoothly and casually, never losing his sensibility, never conveying aggressiveness or frenzy. The manifestation of the arts requires freedom from the homage to shapes and techniques, acquiring freedom both spiritually and technically. However, art also requires control over freedom. Arbitrary “techniques” and “immoderate” arbitrariness and indulgence are the nightmares of true art. One must get rid of not only arbitrary “reasons” and “techniques” but also insanity, violence and freedom, which is based on hurting others. This is the spirit of Chinese art.

Biography
1960 Born in Baoding, Hebei Province, China
1983 Graduated from the Tianjin Fine Art Academy
1992 “Three Artists’ Studios – 1992”, China Museum of Fine Art, Beijing. Exhibited work “Reading under the Light” collected by the China Museum of Fine Art. “Young Chinese Artists Fine Art Exhibition”, New Delhi, India
1993 “Chinese Bi-Annual National Oil Painting Exhibition”, China Museum of Fine Art, Beijing
1994 “Second Chinese National Oil Painting Exhibition”, China Museum of Fine Art. “Eighth Chinese National Fine Art Exhibition”, Hebei Provincial Museum, Shijiazhuang
1996 “New Realism – Nine Artists Oil Painting Exhibition”, China Museum of Fine Art, Beijing. “First Chinese Oil Painting Academy Exhibition”, China Museum of Fine Art, Beijing
1997 “Towards a New Century – Young Chinese Artists Oil Painting Exhibition”. The work “Flying” awarded and collected by the Shan Art Museum, Taiwan. “Invitation Oil Painting Exhibition”, International Art Gallery, Beijing. “Chinese Art Exhibition – Contemporary Oil Paintings”, Liuhaisu Museum of Art, Shanghai
1998 “Contemporary Chinese Ink and Oil Landscape Painting Exhibition”, China Museum of Fine Art, Beijing. “New Community – Eight Baoding Artists Exhibition”, China Museum of Fine Art, Beijing
1999 “Ninth Chinese National Fine Art Exhibition”, China Museum of Fine Art, Beijing. The work “Appreciating Tea” awarded bronze medal. Solo exhibition, Hong Kong
2000 “Twentieth Century Chinese Oil Painting Exhibition”, China Museum of Fine Art, Beijing. “Chinese Contemporary Paintings and Calligraphy Exhibition”, Hong Kong. Solo exhibition, Boston, United States
2001 “Study and Surpass – Chinese Small-sized Oil Painting Exhibition”, China Museum of Fine Art, Beijing. The work “My Hometown” awarded 1st prize. Solo exhibition, Tianjin
2002 Two artists exhibition, Shanghai
2003 Group exhibition, Shanghai

Currently teaching at the Art College, Hebei University, Baoding