Jiang Cheng finds telling stories in a straightforward way boring and dated. Instead of telling his own stories, Jiang Cheng is evoking the memories of his audience by letting slip his own memories, inspiring his audience to fill his enigmatic artworks with their own stories, thoughts and imagination. Once his childhood memories made their way into the adult world, they become mysterious and even provoke anxiety. Jiang Cheng’s men look realistic, yet his settings do not. With eerie, untraceable light sources, it is as if the viewers have barged into a stranger’s dream. Looking at Jiang Cheng’s artworks is like playing a mind game with him, the only way to understand them is through one’s own imagination and interpretation.
Jiang Cheng is born in Quzhou, Zhejiang in 1985. He graduated from the China Academy of Art in 2008. From China Academy of Art’s -Deutsche Department of Painting, his obtained a Master of Fine Arts degree. Jiang Cheng currently lives and works in Hangzhou.