DoDo Jin Ming, Free Element, Plate IV, 2001

         Free Element, Plate IV, 2001
DoDo Jin Ming, Free Element

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DoDo Jin Ming, Free Element

DoDo Jin Ming

Respecting the awesome power and drama found only in the sea, DoDo Jin Ming creates extraordinary black and white images that transport the viewer to a precipice about to be submerged under a cascade of water. Printing her pictures from a combination of two negatives, one of the sea, the other sky, Jin Ming has intensified the power of the surging waves by blanketing them under an engulfing sky. Although this technique of multiple-printing harks back to the mid-19th Century and the majestic and peaceful seascapes of Gustave LeGray, DoDo Jin Ming’s turbulent images are more akin to the paintings of J.M.W. Turner and Winslow Homer. We also sense strong literary connotations, such as Edgar Allen Poe’s "Descent into the Maelstrom" and Dante’s "Inferno." Jin Ming made most of her exposures along the coast of Maine, Nova Scotia, and Hong Kong. Often at great personal risk, she was able to capture on film the power and rage of the sea that would stir the heart of any sailor. Born in Beijing in 1955, she trained as a concert violinist before taking up photography.

 


Series | Free Element

 

Free Element, Plate II, 2001
16 x 20" silver print
Edition 25


 

 

Free Element, Plate III, 2001
16 x 20" silver print
Edition 25


 

 

Free Element, Plate IV, 2001
16 x 20" silver print
Edition 25

 

Free Element, Plate XII, 2001
16 x 20" silver print
Edition 25

 

 

 

Free Element, Plate XIV, 2001
16 x 20" silver print
Edition 25

 

Free Element, Plate XXIX, 2002
16 x 20" silver print
Edition 25


 

 

Free Element, Plate XXX, 2002
16 x 20" silver print
Edition 25

 

 

Free Element, Plate XXXI, 2002
16 x 20" silver print
Edition 25

 

 

 

Free Element, Plate XXXII, 2002
16 x 20" silver print
Edition 25

 

Free Element, Plate XXXIII, 2002
16 x 20" silver print
Edition 25

 

 



 


 Series | Behind My Eyes

 

Behind My Eyes
2nd Movement, Plate I, 2002

 

Behind My Eyes
1st Movement, Plate III, 1993

Behind My Eyes
1st Movement, Plate I, 1993


 

Behind My Eyes
2nd Movement, Plate II, 2003


 

Behind My Eyes
2nd Movement, Plate IV, 2003

 

Behind My Eyes
2nd Movement, Plate IX, 2003


 

Behind My Eyes
2nd Movement, Plate V, 2003



 

Behind My Eyes
2nd Movement, Plate IV, 2003


 

 

 

Behind My Eyes
2nd Movement, Plate VII, 2003

 

Behind My Eyes
2nd Movement, Plate VIII, 2003

 

 

Behind My Eyes
2nd Movement, Plate X, 2003

 

 


 


Gallery Exhibitions

 

      Dodo Jin Ming: The Sky Inside  November 7, 2013 - January 25, 2014

      The Abstracted Landscape  Sept 24 - Nov 14, 2009

    DoDo Jin Ming: Water Fire Earth Air   May 20 - June 30, 2004

 


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