As the first solo exhibition by artist in Shanghai, Being more than a presentation of Lai Jinna’s recent works which have shown some different tendencies from her previous practice, the exhibition could also be seen as a review of the three stages witnessed in the artist’s journey in the art world.
Lai Jinna’s work investigates the spiritual essence behind the nature. From her earlier acrylic on canvas, color pencil on paper to her recent paper pricking series, the evolution of her artistic vision could be perceived: the intentional visual manipulation and cutting of the scenes and objects she observed, which were seen in her earlier practice, have gradually developed into the focus on individual objects that are more specific. As a result, the magnified individual objects are imbued with more imagination and possibilities for seeing. With the changes of the media she chooses to work with, the works she produces form an organic continuance, and the spiritual essence contained within gradually comes to the fore during this continuing process.