Degree of Killing
200 x 260 cm
Oil on canvas
The painting has a distorted sense of time and space. It shows nature being invaded by twisted dimensions. The dramatic lines and bright colours of the painting threaten the shark with death and extinction.
You Jin was born in 1979 in Shenyang, China and graduated from Lu Xun Fine Art Academy in Visual Design. He currently resides in Beijing. You Jin’s chaotic art is characterised by colour, light and lines contrasting with a precise, mechanical technique. The juxtaposition of chaos and order weakens the traditional pictorial expression of his works. The formation of Jin’s artistic language as chaotic code is related to man’s progress. It serves as a reminder of the positive and negative effects of development and progress.