Jin Shien has a vision different from others. He takes serious photos of little bugs, dead fish, wasted sculpture in wilderness and a seal’s eye with disease and included all in his lens. He cares about some trivial facts, knowing the corpses of animals decay from their eyes, and telling the difference between the castor-oil plant and the Siberia cocklebur. These minor details seem insignificant, but have formed his knowledge structure. He abandons order regarding it not the necessities of life as we have assumed. He is not even interested in the meaning, at least not in a strong embrace, much less in search of it. In a relaxing and natural course, metaphors can find him. The absurdity is not an accident or a mistake to be corrected, for it is not a result but a cause. It's more like an instinct, an inclination of regarding these facts as important, which pushes him to keep some disgrace and be loyal to his own sensitivity. Being "too right" might deprive us of the imagination about life, treating the known answer as the only choice. We’d like to offer you a little chaos, to share an alternative version of the world, where the fragile is strong, the inferior is sacred, the death is tender and beautiful while the nonsense is sweet as honey. All is possible as long as we keep the absurdity.
As an independent creator living in Beijing, Jin Shien often chooses video, graphic work and writing as major creation media. He was the photo director for For Him Magazine and other media in China. In 2016, he completed his transition from a fashion photographer to a creator. In the same year, he founded the image We Media "Flatland", and published albums such as Wild&Girls and Baby Flowers. His works have been exhibited in many museums and spaces at home and abroad.
Selected exhibition artworks：
一生壳切 Whole life sold out 2018 ©神思远
透支三年 paid in advance 2016 ©神思远
神的游戏 god's game 2020 ©神思远
河边妇人 little woman 2016 ©神思远
荣光指南 the glory road 2020 ©神思远
|一生悬命 all-out effort 2019 ©神思远|
|猫的秘术 cat magic 2018 ©神思远|