Ji, Yu b.1985 / Tiny Figure - Female
about this work
For Yu Ji, the body is an important yet obscure part of her work. In her artworks, Yu Ji deliberately downplays the physical traits of the body. She does not focus on physical details nor does she aim for preciseness in human anatomy. Rather, she explores the energy of the body with more general language, concentrating on the basis or the essence. To the artist, to create is both physical labor and also a kind of exploration. More importantly, making art gives Yu Ji the personal feeling of being "in one's skin".

Yu Ji (b.1985, China)

Tiny Figure - Female, 2012

Cement and iron
Edition: 2/4
35 x 7 x 7 cm.
13 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 in.
C Space Gallery, Beijing, China Current Location:
Hong Kong - S Mixed Media Wall WorkFar East


Inside China curated by Jo-ey Tang
K11 Art Foundation, Shanghai, China.
August 2015 - September 2015

ReVision: MSAC 5th Anniversary Special Presentation
Mind Set Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
June 2015 - July 2015

Inside China: L'Interier du Geant, curated by Jo-ey Tang
K11 Art Space, Hong Kong China
March 2015 - May 2015

Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
10/20/2014 - 01/11/2015

Never Left Behind
C-Space, Beijing, China
March 2014 - May 2014

Not Moss
Gilman Barracks, Singapore

I Stand Alone
C-Space, Beijing, China
November 2011 - February 2012


Re-V-ision: MSAC 5th Anniversary Special Presentation
Mind Set Art Center (Catalogue), July 2015, pp.16, 98

Jo-ey Tang, Inside China
(Catalogue), 2014

Never Left Behind
C-Space, Beijing (Catalogue), 2014

In the Skin-Yu Ji
Mind Set Art Center, Taipei (Catalogue), 2013
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