Title SNOD SIM PARK
Artist Jin Jinghong
Duration Sep. 6 – Oct. 27, 2019
Reception Sep. 6  (Fri.) 4pm
Venue A+ Contemporary|Room 106, Bldg. 7,50 Moganshan Road, Shanghai, China

SNOD SIM PARK 

A+ Contemporary is pleased to present artist Jin Jinghong’s solo exhibition “SNOD SIM PARK”, opening on September 6, 2019. Continuing his exploration on the theme of “artificial landscape”, Jin Jinghong constructs a virtual park scene in the exhibition space through his deconstruction and recombination of landscape elements.

The concept of “SNOD SIM PARK” comes from Jin Jinghong’s experience of playing video games where it promotes his imagination for unconventional scenes. In the “SimCity” games, the player develops a personalized simulation city by arranging various modules such as buildings and parks. Inspired by this, Jin Jinghong creates paintings that are collaged with decomposed and fragmented elements from landscape designing or other materials that he collected. He reorganizes these“modules”to create his own landscape in a way that incorporates artificiality. With their original narrativity and logicality being reduced, Jin Jinghong constructs a strange yet familiar man-made landscape in the three-dimensional space, creating a “real” simulation park. For the artist, this kind of simulated landscape is even closer to his personal experience in reality than the landscapes following the laws of perspective.

Jin Jinghong’s training and working background in theater, film and television art design also naturally leads to his creative consciousness which has roots in the principle of hypothesis of stage from dramatic theories. In theatrical stage design, a sense of time, space and atmosphere is achieved through the combination of flats on the stage and other methods of building the set. Whether it is on the stage or in the construction of “SNOD SIM PARK”, clues from the world of reality are interwoven with Jin Jinghong’s “modules”. With imagination and experience, they extend to a scene of virtual park. Years of experience in both theatrical design and painting has shaped Jin Jinghong’s own system in his “artificial landscape”. Artistic reconstruction of natural landscapes inevitably involves human intervention.  Throughout Jin Jinghong’s creation, there is his constant reflection about the “real” and the “virtual”.

The exhibition will be on view until October 27, 2019.

ARTICLES
ARTWORKS

Fountain and Water Splash on Tree Branches

SIM PARK-P1

Family

Red Tree Branches

Two Figures by the Lakeside

Jiaren

Waterfall With Water Drops

Rocks in the Woods

SNOD SIM PARK

Branches A

Branches B

Lake Island

Stone Waterfall

Branches and Leaves A

Branches and Leaves B

Lake

Leaves

Park

SNOD STUDIO

Rock

Crossroad

Fountain

Old Tree

Pavilion

Mid-Autumn

White branches

Branches and Rocks

Rock

NERF flower

Blue Scenery

Lawn

Hammock

Wind

Kite Shop

Flower Shop

Flower Field

Flower Bed

Parterre

Flowers and the Branches

Jiaren

Rokery Design

Golden Tree

Nine trees

Pavilion in the Woods

Willow

Road Scenery

Green Scenery

Bamboo and Rocks

Green Stone

Green Branches

Mist

Mirkwood

Cliff

Bookstore

Woods

Rocks in the Woods

Tree Pavilion

House Shadow

Silver Tree

Garden Party

Tree Branches under the Moon

Long Hair Girl-1

Long Hair Girl-2

Botanical Garden

Bamboo and Rock