Chinese art is adept at unifying such contradictions as the warped and the straight, the simple and the complex, the dynamic and static. From ink painting to furniture, it deftly employs the beauty of simplicity and tranquility.
Huang Miaozi The Man, The Book
Shi Jianmin's artworks attempt to use the two different mediums of ink and stainless steel, as well as his unique techniques of incompleteness and illusory, dislocated space to express the ridiculous, distorted, anxious and restless mental state of contemporary life. Meanwhile, his works also reveal a faint sense of Chinese literati sentimentality.