Qin Jin: Blue Not Red
开幕 Opening：2017.09.16 (周六 SAT) 15:00
展期 Duration：2017.09.16 - 2017.10.20
Yile Road No.51, Jinle Building Fl.3rd, Rm307, Haizhu District, Guangzhou, China
文 / 秦晋
One day, as I looked up, through the skylight I caught a glimpse of the blue sky: so crystal clear, innocent and bright with absolute brilliance. I thought to myself at the moment that I had to hold on to such long-lasting feelings. Without a doubt, as a result of the joint efforts of visual psychology, and the time and space experience of mankind, colors are with bias. It’s also true in the case of human beings. There’s no denying that each one of us holds background bias, such as in perception, education, social classes, ideology, races, genes, genders, and etc. Therefore, I keep asking the same question at this exhibition of mine: Who am I?
As the person I am now, I have to think twice about simple colors, and about that cloud in the sky. I have no thoughts but I have feelings; I lack judgment but I desire to speak. Cui Jian stood on the stage with his eyes covered by a red scarf. It was my first impression of Chinese Rock ‘n’ Roll as a teenager. Although the Red China was already in the past, it remains a reality. Back in those days, I used to wear a red scarf around my neck without raising any doubt. The teachers told us that the scarves were dyed red by the martyrs’ blood. Today I’ve drawn a painting of that cloud in the sky to testify the martyrs’ story. Beyond all doubt, it also testifies the characteristics of that age —— beyond all doubt.
— Qin Jin
Qin Jin was born in Guangzhou, China, 1976. In 2003, Qin received her MA degree from the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts (Guangzhou, China). Currently, Qin is based in Guangzhou, and teaches at the Fifth Studio of the Oil Painting Department of the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts (Guangzhou, China). Qin Jin’s recent solo exhibitions have been presented at OCAT Art Centre Xi’an/Shenzhen ( Xi’an/Shenzhen, China), Guangdong Museum of Art (Guangzhou, China) ,Magician Space（Beijing, China）, and SOME/THINGS Gallery (Paris, France). Qin has also exhibited at Times Museum（Guangzhou China）, Capsule Shanghai (Shanghai, China), The 6th Chinese Visual Festival (London, UK), Minsheng Art Museum (Beijing, China) and He Xiangning Art Museum (Shenzhen, China). In 2016, Qin Jin was a nominate of The 10th Award of Art China (Beijing, China); in 2014, Qin’s When I am Dead (2014) was selected as one of the Top 10 Videos of the 10th China Independent Film Festival (Xiamen, China).