Jianting “the layer three door”
As people can put up a bridge between the things that are not connected at any time and anywhere, the world's people all the time and outside the door, through the door, the life of the self toward the outside world, and from the outside to self.
------- [Germany] Georg Simmel
There are many kinds of the doors metaphors and symbols in human culture, especially in the system of Chinese culture. The door open and closed, that is a clear attitude: when the door is closed, it sets up a boundary, is to convey the strong awareness, showing closed to the outside world and rejected, also may mean that the holding of a spiritual or faith; and when the door is opened implies call and invite, sexually explicit Summoner brave beyond its limitations and a peek, of course, open door may also potentially dangerous, a little mistake will fall into the quagmire even fall into the abyss beyond redemption.
With the acceleration of urbanization in recent years, the rapid growth of the national economy has brought about, but in the prosperity of the surface of the crisis has gradually highlighted. Especially caused by the rapid development of the temporal and spatial superimposition, dislocation of oppression and cramped, accelerate the urban fragmentation and a sense of helplessness; and on the other hand money worship, consumerism with network developed by the media to achieve the full penetration of the whole society, tight with the desire to expand and meet the subsequent is moral numbness and indifference. The city lost spiritual home and become wandering ghost in the reinforced concrete jungle, although they also in diligently looking for the lost home, but suffer from cannot enter. As a female artist, also as a sensitive observer, the construction of ting for the times of the times has a more sober insight. In previous years, she has been a series of works in Beijing, which reflects the concern of the situation. After the construction of the Chengdu, the "door" as the theme of the series, the work of this group of "man and the other", "man and nature", "man and self" in turn, showing a clear logical structure.
As the smallest unit, the other is the most direct way to understand human nature and social cognition,
Is the key to the establishment of trust and confidence in human nature and society. The gate No.4 "in half mask the door of the house, you can see a pair of couples are embracing together, and incredible is two whole head wrapped in white cloth, under the seemingly intimate relationship is let people feel the chill of alienation. In "door No.1" in a man from the open to the door to the door, the man is not clear, obviously the artist here is to maintain this distance, the implicit is the world of men's vigilance and mistrust. Through this "and the other", reveals the today's society person is interest and desire dominants and loss of truth and conscience of the elephants. For humanity that the distorted and lost, artists in the "man and nature" inside the door, give us provides solutions. In the gate No.5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, in the works of people disappear, to show in front of us is meandering mountains, dense forests, the vast expanse of the sky and the vast sea, here, lost since the city won the cure, the origin of return to life. This door is the "moral" "Mystery of mysteries, all the wonderful door", through this door, body card supreme cosmic Dao. This door to the ultimate concern of the access is the late American theologian Tiridge said life and personal beyond its limited presence into the infinite realm. The triple door "people with self here. The artist wants to give us clarify is to accept the natural washing and purified, personal life having a spiritual and wisdom can settle their own life, appropriate to adjust various relationships. The series of gate 3 "and" the door series 16 "two paintings seems to present to us is artist attitudes to body and soul, the painting of a nude woman should is a person, the former lying on the bed in the bedroom, through the door ajar, back facing the screen," as it is "the beautiful body to appear in front of the viewer, elegant colors to create a quiet atmosphere, without the slightest bit of lust. The latter smiling stand at the door, friendly face off screen world, without vigilance and doubts, some just calmly and acceptance, this beautiful life although may encounter hurt, but she still firmly continue to to love the world.
Basra wrote in his "Poetics of space": "Paris has no home. Big city residents living in the folds of the box." Followed by mentioned: "no house, people become displaced, homesteads in the storm of life and the nature of the storm defend. It is both the body and the soul." Basra here refers to the "home" obviously not real housing, but refers to the Metaphysical Spiritual home. Built to lead the audience across from her set by "the layer three door", in fact, is to follow her on the path of awakening, to find the lost spiritual home, and ultimately the success of life.
The contemplation of this exhibition, the audience will feel another "I" the artist is always present, Can deeply feel her feelings of compassion, The feelings as the artist said in his written notes that in writing, From the “Ask what the reason of this body has come into the world, completed a door has been cherished friendship” These two Buddhist Jiyu's appeal, it is so willing to force, given the Jian Ting creation constantly sense of mission and inexhaustible forward power.
Knock, the door will open.
-- the Bible
Zhu Yajun (art historian)
2015.9.10 Blue Top Art Zone