Society: Acts I – IV, exhibition view. Courtesy of JD Malat Gallery
JD Malat Gallery is pleased to present the first solo exhibition Society: Acts I – IV by emerging Chinese artist Ming Ying, from 11 May to 6 June, 2022. Ming’s work looks to the many moments one experiences living in an era where status and image have become increasingly important. From flashy social scenes, to the mundane acts of day to day life, she explores themes of loneliness, desire, and identity in an effort to encourage viewers to reflect on who they are in today’s society.
Society: Acts I – IV, unveils Ming’s exploration of feelings of alienation and marginalisation experienced by individuals who often find themselves distanced from their surroundings. As Ming states, ‘loneliness and desire not only affect me, a London-based foreign artist, but also has a strong impact on people of different races, cultures, and distinct social classes’. Ming reflects on the feelings of vulnerability and homogeneity to ultimately create an opportunity for her viewers to resonate with the subjects in the paintings.