In his works, You Jin pursues a method of observation which melds together philosophical theories of both Eastern and Western thought. Collocating the perspective relationship between Chinese and Western painting as a means of dialogue and understanding of universal energies. His dynamic images thus reflect on our shared contemporary lives, affected by ongoing changes in circumstances, ideals and situations which often require a systematic update in self-reflection and expression. Applying elements of traditional Chinese culture and icons; from the scholarly writings of The Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove, to Taoism, Buddhism and the symbolic importance of bamboo and water.
About the artist
Born in 1979, in Shenyang, China
Lives and works in Beijing, China
He graduated from the Lu Run Academy of Art in 2005. And from both East and West, You Jin takes these two philosophical theories and, through his observation method, fuses them together. His paintings are a means of dialogue between Chinese and western painting, with our lives constantly being changed by ever-morphing circumstances. He applies traditional elements from traditional Chinese culture and iconography.