LOVE AIJING | MARLBOROUGH GALLERY PREVIEW
Opening: Nov.16, 2016
Exhibition time：Nov.16 – Dec.30, 2016
After the successful three editions of Chinese contemporary artist Ai Jing Museum touring exhibition I LOVE AIJING at the National Museum of China in Beijing (2012), the National Art Museum of Shanghai (2014) and at the Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan (2015), the artist travel further to the West with her next solo exhibition LOVE AIJING at the Marlborough Gallery in NYC.
Leaving her stardom status in Asia, Folk songwriter Ai Jing embarked in 1994 on an artistic journey through Europe that awakened a passion for fine arts before arriving in yet another journey in New York in 1997. In the Big Apple Ai Jing discovered a vibrant art scene that fueled her imagination, museums and artists like Keith Haring, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol and Mark Rothko as well as experimental street art and architecture further nourished her artistic creation while still writing songs which helped her in the transition from musician to painter. Upon returning to China in 2000 she developed her potential with her teacher, renowned Chinese contemporary artist Zhang Xiaogang. However NYC still held a great influence on Ai Jing and she soon return to settle in New York from 2002 to 2008 in the Lower East Side where she opened her first studio devoting herself to visual arts for many years before relocating to Beijing, China.
New York is primordial in Ai Jing’s life and to exhibit there after 16 years is a milestone – since her sojourn in New York, her work has matured into full series and her next solo exhibition at the Marlborough Gallery Chelsea location will featured iconic works like her installation My Mom and My Hometown, I Love Heavy Metal as well as much as 20 new works from her major series I Love Color as well as never shown before works from her series Walking in the Sun.