Huiquan Jiang (b.China, 1995) is a visual artist working across mediums with painting, drawing, video, and installation. Jiang’s work is a contemplative, even meditative pilgrimage, creating a totemic relationship between maker and space. Jiang approaches in both spirituality and sensitivity. Her work enquires into the relationship between the sacred creation and human presence, in touch with the deconstruction of self-awareness. On the other hand, she pays more attention to sensitivity and interaction with materiality. By visualizing the shape of touch, the objects she made are the intermediate between humans and nature. Her works have been on view at the Scollay Square Gallery at Boston City Hall and collected by the Museum of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing and. She currently lives and works in Boston, MA.
My multidisciplinary practice is conceptually grounded in Eastern religious philosophy and contemporary social issues, as a means to inquire into our relationship with the universe. I intend to place human intervention into a created divine realm to pursue the essence of divinity and spirituality. I look to profoundly detach from self-awareness in the process of creating large-scale intuitive drawings and immersive installations. In my paintings, the saffron color is the evidence of human trace, which invigorates the solemn realm established by gold and indigo gestures. Regarding time-based media works, the sound becomes a vital evocation of the divine presence. My work often functions as a mantra, serving to blur the boundary of the inner and outer world to see the self and universe as One. Responding to worldwide disasters, including the current pandemic, my recent mural work Heart Sutra, and video Omphalós convey sympathy and prayer for people and their suffering.