Wood Block / Wood Cut, 120 x 90 cm
About the artwork
This piece by Jiang Miao is a captivatingly unique take on the genre of landscape art. Through carving of wood, distinct cutting lines are visible, which create a fascinating visual texture, and imbues the work with a sense of dynamism and motion. Jiang uses a vibrant colour palette of psychedelic colours, producing a whimsical dreamscape that appears to be of an otherworldly land. A singular bird perches on a tree and gazes towards the viewer, as though inviting them into this magical location. The work is invigorating and thrilling, stimulating viewers visually, and encouraging the creation of a unique personal narrative.
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