10 Sep - 31 Oct 2010
Contemporary by Angela Li gallery is proud to present “Fabrication – Shi Jindian Solo Exhibition”. On show will be more than 10 works of sculptures, paintings and installations.
Shi Jindian’s works are based on destruction and reconstruction of real objects. His works, such as “Beijing Jeep BJ-212”, are based on industrial products with particular significance in social, political and cultural life, as well as symbols of the times. The transformation of this kind of strong symbolic objects from materiality to unfamiliarity eventually generates an unexpected sense of fascination. This time-consuming and calm, meditation-like creative process and the manpower involved are the artist’s total objection to the industrial products destructed. To him, all the initiatives might merely be ignited by the desire to a change in traditional artistic language of sculptures, but in terms of the cultural aspect, it is an effective means to execute the analysis of cultural symbols.
Shi Jindian was born in 1953 in China’s Sichuan Province. He graduated from the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in 1974, and currently lives and works in Chengdu. Shi Jindian’s works can be found in the collections of prominent museums and organisations including The Montpellier Contemporary Chinese Art Biennale, France, Seoul Art Museum, Korea and The White Rabbit Contemporary Chinese Art Collection, Australia.