"She addresses some of the most wrenching themes imaginable—death, loss, loneliness, betrayal
—with a remarkable sophistication and restraint, even at times a touch of humor."
From Existential Beauty: The Art of Lin Jingjing
By Richard Vine (Art in America)
Zoom in Find my Digital Soul in This Cruel World 30 x 30cm Engraved marble stone 2019
Nobody Knows I was There, Nobody Knows I was not There: Private Memory Installation 2009
Fall in Love A Million Times 300 x 200 cm pigment print on canvas 2019
Username or Password Incorrect Installation 2017 50 passports represented by real covers from different countries with each one presented on marble
In some impossible way it saved my self-respect and honor, but it also gave me a powerful message – that when you let something become absurd, it will turn into something else, and its qualities and direction are all subject to change. The thing that had dazed that boy actually never really existed. It was a kind of existence that comes from the infinite propagation of reality. Though this infiniteness is not real, it is enough to be absurd. It is a different kind of truth within untruth, the truth of invisible truth, the untruth that overturns truth, the persistence of absurdity. In fearlessness and certainty, it creates power. That boy’s retreat was the retreat of the imagination.
Many years later, I realized that this can be my contemporary art method. -- Lin Jingjing
From Urgent and Indefinite: the Method of Paradox
A New Dawn For America 2020: First AI Candidate presidential Campaign Speech Video Installation 2020