Jin Jiangbo

Chinese, b. 1972

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Jin Jiangbo

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Chinese, b. 1972

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Jin Jiangbo photographs deserted constructions in China as a means of looking critically at the country’s economic growth. “Photography to me is only an instrument of art,” Jin says. “The world outside the shots is far more important.” He has become best known for his panoramic photographs of abandoned factory interiors and market halls, which he considers vestiges of waste and spuriousness in a commodity-based culture. The compositions of these works have composite or multiple perspectives, in partial reference to traditional Chinese landscape painting and particularly the shansui style. Before shifting his focus to photography, Jin also made multimedia installations.

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Jin Jiangbo photographs deserted constructions in China as a means of looking critically at the country’s economic growth. “Photography to me is only an instrument of art,” Jin says. “The world outside the shots is far more important.” He has become best known for his panoramic photographs of abandoned factory interiors and market halls, which he considers vestiges of waste and spuriousness in a commodity-based culture. The compositions of these works have composite or multiple perspectives, in partial reference to traditional Chinese landscape painting and particularly the shansui style. Before shifting his focus to photography, Jin also made multimedia installations.

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