DoDo Jin Ming

The Sky Inside

November 7, 2013 – January 25, 2014

The Sky Inside XX

2013
24 x 35 inch pigment print
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Edition 10
 

The Sky Inside XIX

2013
24 x 35 inch pigment print
Signed on label verso
Edition 10

The Sky Inside XX

2013
24 x 35 inch pigment print
Signed on label verso
Edition 10

Burnt Water Melting I

2003
44 x 57 inch pigment print
Signed on label verso
Edition 10

Burnt Water Melting V

2003
44 x 57 inch pigment print
Signed on label verso
Edition 10

Burnt Water Melting VI

2003
44 x 57 inch pigment print
Signed on label verso
Edition 10

The Sky Inside XVII

2010
44 x 35 inch pigment print
Signed on label verso
Edition 10

The Sky Inside XVI

2010
44 x 35 inch pigment print
Signed on label verso
Edition 10

The Sky Inside II

2013
44 x 73 inch pigment print
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Edition 10

The Sky Inside III

2000
58 x 44 inch pigment print
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Edition 10

The Sky Inside V

2000
35 x 44 inch pigment print
Signed on label verso
Edition 10

The Sky Inside VI

2000
34.5 x 44 inch pigment print
Signed on label verso
Edition 10

The Sky Inside VIII

2000
30.5 x 44 inch pigment print
Signed on label verso
Edition 10

The Sky Inside I

2013
64 x 45 inch pigment print
Signed on label verso
Edition 10

The Sky Inside X

2011
35  x 44 inch pigment print
Signed on label verso
Edition 10

The Sky Inside XI

2013
44 x 32 inch pigment print
Signed on label verso
Edition 10

The Sky Inside XII

2013
44 x 31 inch pigment print
Signed on label verso
Edition 10

Press Release

DoDo Jin Ming's most recent series, THE SKY INSIDE, expands on her earlier seascapes and landscapes, in which the awesome and unpredictable forces of nature are of primary concern. At once haunting and mystifying, her images are very intuitive, utilizing the emotive effects of light and shadow. In a recent interview she states:

My pictures reflect how I feel about the world around me. They are more pictures of nature than of the landscape. They are metaphors not description. They are like poetry and music.  This is my journey, through darkness to find a way.

My first landscapes, which I called "Behind My Eyes," were taken in 1993, fields of dying sunflowers in France and later North Dakota. Then I photographed at the edge of the sea, in stormy weather, which I called "Free Element."

I feel myself like an eagle flying to remote places.  I open my heart to share with everyone.

 

Born in Beijing in 1955, DoDo Jin Ming spent her teenage years training at the Central Academy of Music as a classical violinist, despite the turmoil of the Cultural Revolution. In 1978, she moved to Hong Kong and performed with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. In 1988, after seeing a Joseph Beuys exhibition, she changed her direction, abandoning her musical career and turning, self-taught, to photography as her new medium. She moved to New York in 1995.  In reviewing her work for the New York Times, Vicki Goldberg wrote that her “complex and stirring seascapes are as passionate as opera, as intense as the crashing climactic moments in a Beethoven symphony.”

She has exhibited widely throughout the U.S., Europe, and the Far East. Her work has been shown at the National Museum of Beijing, the Hong Kong Museum of Art, the Columbus Museum, the Cleveland Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Norton Museum of Art.  Most recently, she was included in the acclaimed exhibition Landmark: the Fields of Photography, curated by William Ewing at Somerset House, London.