Ding Jin

Artist Statement

Ding is obsessed with the subject matter of premature infants as a progress modern medical technology has made. Keeping premature infants alive did not exist before modern medical technology was advanced enough. To some extent, this is a new form of human life based on art history. On the other hand, for a premature infant to be alive, all they need to do is just survival, which is close to the essence of life. It blurs the boundary between human and the other species. As result of it, this breaks in Ding’s mind that human beings are sacred, and Ding’s mind is swinging to pass by three points, which are deity, humanity, and materiality. To sum up, his work is a reaction to the relationship among these three points.

Ding Jin
Master of Fine Arts
Painting + Drawing

[blockquote author=”Professor of Painting + Drawing, Denzil Hurley” pull=”normal”]”Ding’s paintings involve his interest in commentary.  His ideas connect referencing and history to particular painting emphasis and representations.  The visual associations he makes show his ambitious and formidable intention to fuse differences and his perception to a working idea.”[/blockquote]

David Brody, Ann Gale, Philip Govedare, Denzil Hurley, Zhi Lin, Helen O’Toole