Contributors / April 2018 (Issue 39)

Hu Jiamin
ImageBorn in 1983, Hu Jiamin 胡嘉岷 grew up in Yichang, China by the Yangtze River. After graduating with a degree in biology in 2006, his love of art, his recognition of his particular aptitude for painting, and his doubts towards biology led him to abandon the former to pursue his passion. From 2007 to 2009, he worked in an art studio in the countryside of Yunnan where he assisted other artists and began developing his own practice. His experiences in rural China profoundly influenced his sense of artists’ social responsibility. In 2010, he returned to the city (in Shanghai and Beijing), where his work continued to evolve, enriched by the cultural resources at hand and his encounters with the social complexities of metropolitan life, as he devoted himself to a number of projects in various media (painting, design, writing), both individual and collaborative. He moved to Lyon, France in early 2016. His work explores the connections between manifold different mediums (painting, cinema, music, literature, etc.) as well as his experience of the relations between East-West, past-present and memory-reality. [Artist Statement | Art]

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