The Sense of Meditation
Source:Artintern.net Author:Wang Zhi Date: 2013-09-11 Size:
For Chen Jin, photography is the cover of his spiritual life as well as the chance to visualize and narrate his stories.


Observing from populace to Buddha, Chen Jin strolled and meditated during his inopportune journey. He was slow and alone all the way up, producing the series of Teahouses, The Populace, and Inspiration based on his understanding of life. He insists on his photographic method determinedly and firmly.

In the past 30 years, the trend of globalization rampage allover China with a main force from the economic development, disturbing the order and direction of Chinese literators. Spiritual loneliness lodges with the embezzlement, interception and simulation of the interpretations toward post-modernism. Things contrast and associate with each other illogically, constructing a spectacle of world which lacks of conception and view.

The series of Inspiration, with a spiritual-remainder-afterward-disaster presentation, defuse the implications of tragedy. The Buddhist statues, standing or lying, remain calm and composed. They form a kind of metaphor which is ethereal and transparent, and construct a complex logic with multiple contexts, showing the incisive and penetrating insight of the photographer.

For Chen Jin, photography is the cover of his spiritual life as well as the chance to visualize and narrate his stories. Standing in his own life, he converses with history through meditation; circumambulating the noisy disputes of different aesthetic thoughts, he fills his photographs with a sense—a sense that implies the historical context which bears generations one after one. Or probably The Inspiration has more to tell…


[Editor] 纪晓棠

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