The New Contemporary Art Magazine

Tag: Nature Chain

There is an innate sensuality that exists in nature, and we are hard-wired to tune into it. First featured on our blog, Chinese painter Ling Jian's paintings of beautiful women make observations about our natural impulses and attraction to beauty, even death. On why he paints women this way, the artist once said: "It may be because I feel there are so many pretty girls... But I don’t paint the so-called beautiful girls just because I want to paint them. It’s the embodiment of my creative desires. The contents may be my reaction to the social situation at the moment." Jian calls them his "Sirens", which recently debuted in this first US exhibition "Nature Chain", on view at Klein Sun Gallery in New York.

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