Brutal Kariru

Geng Yini


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oil on canvas
180 x 160 cm
Geng Yini combines the traditions of oil painting that she studied at the Lu Xun Academy with the virtual universe she now inhabits, a world of multiple open windows on the computer screen and fragmented online imagery. ‘Kariru’ is an approximation of the sound of the English word ‘calories’, a nonsensical allusion to shifting, unstable meaning. Geng blends real and imaginary people, landscapes and events: here, a small child in a mask wields an axe in a Gothic cathedral. She juxtaposes images from eclectic sources: random snapshots, advertising and fine art images jostle against each other to unsettling effect.
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