Qin Chung

July 2019

Qin Chung (b. 1996, Chongqing, China) is an interdisciplinary artist whose work incorporates video, sculpture, installation and performance. Interested in the ways in which the human body becomes inseparable, or parasitic, to the built environment and synthetic objects, she attempts to visualize such physical and psychological relationship through merging of materials and subversion of political and cultural tropes within the domestic space. She graduated in 2018 from Pomona College in Claremont, California with BA in studio art and media studies.

For more information about Qin, you can check her website:
https://www.chungqin.com/

 

Qin’s Artworks

Statement
Title: Warm Vessels
The warmth exuding out from the clay walls of this city reminds me of the heat generated by concrete during its curing process. Concrete never stops curing. It perpetually hardens and bonds as long as it is in contact with moisture. From this vast perpetuation comes out a seductive capacity to depend, to be waiting, to droop heavy in the blazing sun as well as the opposite urge to resist, to rally and to escape. The debris and wastes imbedded in these sculptures are found objects that once belonged to a household or infrastructure while their structures evoke the lingering presence of a human body that has moved on and disappeared.