Born in 1970 in #XiuyanLiaoning #China 1994–1995 Art Editor at PEOPLE´S DAILY, Beijing (CN). 1991–1994 #ChinaNationalAcademyofFineArts Zhejiang (CN). 1988 Studies in Economics (CN). 1976 School of Painting, #CulturalCenter in Xiuyan, Liaoning with teacher Liu Renjie (now a professor at the Art Academy in Shenyang Lu Xun)
Jiny Lan is an internationally renowned feminist #Chineseconceptartist A central theme of her work is the effects of #contemporaryhistory on #privatebiographies In #paintings of #distinctiveaesthetics she questions #moral and #traditional pictures of #Chinesewomen in an extensive series.
The most innocent women are portraits of young brides from the provinces of China. These are young widows who have not married againand were honoured posthumously with this title. Jiny Lan had pictures from 1999 painted over in 2011 to make time visible. The limit of
one marriage protected all of the rights of the late husband’s family. Traditional expectations show the passive poses of the women, in Jiny
Lan’s series female fairytale. Their complacent poses are typical for traditional Chinese paintings and the communist past. The artist also
has these overpainted and surprises the viewer with painted oranges which are associated with the translation of the Bible into Chinese.
The fruit of knowledge, an orange, is often used by Jiny Lan in her work. In the biggest series value added movement the artist stretches her
boundaries by creating large format mixed media work. On a printed image of a painting she paints new versions of one motif. The series
has landmarks: the store gallery Vittorio Emanuele in Milan or the view of the Tian'anmen-Square. In front of the main entrance to the Forbidden
City, the imperial palace, Jiny Lan had demonstrated in June 1989 with the democracy movement during the rainy season for weeks. She suffered from the persistent rain, her feet suffered from days in the water, so the Red Cross evacuated her. Shortly afterwards the squarewas cleared by the Chinese government. The artist owes the water a lot. Jiny Lan shows in every picture of this series that the water is a spraying, energetic element which she can trust.