Ming Ying

Ming Ying

Ming Ying (b.1995) is from Beijing and currently lives and works in London. Now she is having MA in Painting at the Royal College of Art (2018-2020). She has been exploring a personal painting language and trying to bring a sense of ‘flow’ into her paintings. These work is a reflection of my memory moment, or rather a record of a period of my life. I painted many fragments of memory of the past in the pictures. Some are transient images and some extracted from unconspicuous objects or small actions at a time. Therefore, these paintings are pervaded with nostalgia and steadiness. I regard these works not only as representative of my memory and my affection of the past, but also as a refection of my spiritual support I had at the time. The two main colors—yellow and black—in the paintings appear to reflect a feeling of warmth and a hope in the despairing darkness. If one takes a good look at the picture, he will feel some common subtle rhythms out of the work. As for the content, all these works cover a period of time I have lived through in my hard time. But When I recall that period of hard time, I find that there is still something warm kept in my memory which I regard as a power that supports me. To better express such feeling, I try to get those in my memory condensed into different pictorial moments. Therefore, all these painting works act as a portrayal of my past life, not only mentally but also physically. I believe that, If a viewer has the similar feeling or experience as that of mine, he will surely get resonance out of these works. and if so, I will be much gratified.

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