心系列之一 Of the Heart séries no 1
Wood Block / Wood Cut, 90 x 90 cm
About the artwork
This work from Jiang’s ‘Of The Heart’ series features a strawberry that has a shape reminiscent of a heart, yet also appears to be eroding. The artist uses a monochromatic colour palette, which reinforces the sombre tone of the work and conveys a sense of solemnity. Through her artistic wit and skilful wood engraving, Jiang reminds us that purely being sweet and naive can have consequences, and consequently she encourages us to be conscious and perceptive of the world and people around us. This is reinforced by the cutting lines in her work, which match the psychological movements of the mind.
About the artist
Born in Jilin, China, in 1981, Jiang Miao is a diverse artist specializing in contemporary Woodblock Printmaking. She studied at the Printmaking Department in the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, China. There she earned her B.F. A. in 2005 and M.F.A. in 2009 with a major in Woodblock Printmaking. An award-winning artist, Jiang Miao expresses her personal experiences as a female artist in Beijing. Jiang Mao prefers this black-and-white woodcut method because of her observation of surrounding people and objects, her deep understanding of the complex and difficult communication problems that arise between self and others, and the use of the cutting lines to match the psychological movements of the mind. Her works were chosen for a joint exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Macau. Widely exhibited, her works have also been shown alongside many renowned Chinese artists such as Xu Baozhong, Xu Bing, Zhou Danmei and Zhuang Hui.
Born in Jilin in 1981 and currently living in Beijing
2005 Graduated from China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Printmaking Department and acquired a B.A. Degree
2009 Graduated from China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Printmaking Department and acquired a Master's Degree