Jiarong Chen(b.1994) is a Chinese artist who grew up in Shenzhen and is currently based in London. She obtained her BA in Fine Art, Painting, at Guangdong University of Technology(2016). Her work has been exhibited in the UK and China. She is an interdisciplinary artist who explores the relationships between technology philosophy, art and health, and ecosystems.
Jiarong's art springs from a curiosity for biology and geometry, seeking to untangle the intricate web of vision, technology, brain science, and nature. Her work critically investigates our embodied cognition in a technologically saturated age. Straddling the paradox of scientific knowledge and mystical unknowns, she finds a unique inspiration that influences her creations.
She weaves art, philosophy, and technology into her narrative, resulting in visually striking paintings. Using medical diagrams and geometric shapes, she creates a blend of visual metaphors inspired by cross-cultural historical imagery. Her work challenges the visual-centricism in today's digital world. It introduces a symbiosis of traditional media and emerging virtual reality technologies, breaking away from the unidimensionality of visual truth, and suggesting a more multifaceted representation of reality.
Central to her work is the concept of complex systems, which she uses to question the traditional mind-body dichotomy prevalent in the modern era. Her art illuminates the possible influences of technology and algorithmic governance on our lives, pondering how these elements might reshape our physical perceptions and attention.
In Jiarong's practice, everything is interconnected, mirroring her insights gained from ecology and neuroscience. This principle manifests in her artwork through layered compositions, with various elements intricately linked, suggesting not just relationships but dialogues between them. Her art becomes a visual exploration of the possibilities within diverse ecosystems, urging viewers to consider a more holistic and planetary way of thinking.