Qin Zhang

 

Qin Zhang was born in China, and currently is living in Los Angeles. She is a self-taught abstract conceptual/minimalist artist currently working in photography. She is also a philosopher, focusing on human intelligence, and an inventor in Artificial Intelligence, automation, and other software fields. She is a patent attorney, and a mechanical engineer.

She also likes to sing and sometimes write poems.

 

Artist Statement

I like to combine my interests in philosophy and photography, with reference to my love and appreciation for arts in my work. My works tend to be minimalist and somewhat conceptual. Some have more expressionist touch, where I will be expressing my emotions and thoughts. There are other pieces where I am most emotional neutral, and ask the viewers to investigate the psychological and emotional impacts the images will generate. I will call works with this focus “Investigation Series”, they are most likely processed snap shots from my daily life. There might be some cross over pieces where I am expressing my thoughts and emotions, but also inviting viewers’ own interpretations.

I am developing series of works called “Human Bondage”, where I am primarily contemplating the impacts of culture influences (mostly focusing on clothing related to customs) on humanity.

“Seeking” is another of the series I am working on. Here, I am contemplating the roles of emotions played on thoughts formulated.

“California Dreaming” is the latest series I am working on. It started with the question of what makes people feel connected to a place, to nature, and to the world. It seems that we feel connected to something if it responds to our views, ideas, or to our “dreams”. But there is only one world. So, are they commonalities in our dreams? This is what I am trying to explore in this series.

Many of the images will be accompanied by texts, and some of them might be imbedded into the images in the final productions.

 

Exhibition Statement:

The questions raised in MOMA’s the exhibition: “A Revolutionary Impulse: The Rise of the Russian Avant-Garde” are very complicated, and I don’t think I fully understand all the related subjects. But I have been thinking about some of questions raised. So, I will express a little bit of my opinions here.

I think the central problem with the “Russian Avant-Garde” movement is a common one. It went through a process of trying to find the truth, and then pre-maturely drawing the conclusions of what is(are) the truth, and trying to shape and even domain culture development based on what perceived as truth. There could be many reasons for this to occur. I think the most innocent explanation (or what is on the surface) is that people got discouraged on how complicated things are, thus retrieve back to simpler view of the world (based on wishful think), thus submit to materialism, which lead to various form of “strong man” politics. But I suspect it is not so simple. People are led to this conclusion, as results of “social reality”, and the “social reality” was (and still is) by design.

Related to these subjects, I am in the process of finding the truth, in the process of “deconstructing” (analyzing in order to understand) the “social reality”, for the purpose of “reconstruction”. But I believe this is a long and on-going process, although some of the findings could lead to real life applications and implications.

I am developing series of works called “Human Bondage”, where I am primarily contemplating the impacts of culture influences (mostly focusing on clothing related to customs) on humanity.

“Seeking” is another of the series I am working on. Here, I am contemplating the roles of emotions played on thoughts formulated.

“California Dreaming” is the latest series I am working on. It started with the question of what makes people feel connected to a place, to nature, and to the world. It seems that we feel connected to something if it responds to our views, ideas, or to our “dreams”. But there is only one world. So, are they commonalities in our dreams? This is what I am trying to explore in this series. “A Fantastical Dream” is part of the “California Dreaming” series.

“Cover up” is a piece I made specifically responding to this call.

Political posters could incite emotions that lead people to act differently than otherwise. But is this process based on understanding of the truth? The answer to this question would lead to answer of what is art and what is political poster,

Thinking about this topic leads to another thought. Could people situated differently truly understand each other through art work? I have serious doubts. But I think for people who truly have the desire to do so, art work could at least help the process. But it is not an easy process.

 

 

EDUCATION

1999-2002 Juris Doctor, Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California

Notes and Comments Editor, Southwestern Journal of Law and Trade in the Americas, 2002

1991-1993 Master of Mechanical Engineering, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida

Thesis, Simultaneous Planar Measurements of Velocity and Shear Stress Using Hydrogen Bubble Visualization and Digital Image Processing

1982-1986 Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, China

EXHIBITIONS

2017 Urban Collage and the Collage City Show, Denver, Colorado (selected)

2017 Art Heart Fashion Show, Los Angeles, Ca (selected)

2017 Juried Online Group Show (and year end group show), Fusion Art, Palm Springs, Ca

2017 Juried Group Show, Beyond The Lines Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca

2017 iJuried Group Show, 825 Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca (selected)

2017 Abstract Photography Juried Group Show, 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca

2003 Mixed Media Works, Group Show, Don O’Melveny Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca

2002 Mixed Media Works, Group Show, Don O’Melveny Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca

2002 Mixed Media Works, Group Show, Don O’Melveny Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca

AWARD

2003 Mixed media work, California Bar Association Art competition, Blue Ribbon

MEMBERSHIP

2017 Los Angeles Art Association

2017 Los Angeles Center of Photography

PUBLICATION

Patent Law and Biotechnology: A Proposed Global Solution for the Public and the Biotechnology Industry? 9 Sw. J.L.& Trade in the Americas, 195 (2002)

PATENTS

Thinking System and Method (US Patent No.8,019,714)

Search Method and System Using Thinking System (US Patent No.7,930,319)

Method and System of Compressing and Decompressing Data (US Patent

No7,733,249)

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