jĭng studied photography from 2002-2007 at School of Visual Arts, New York and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honors. With shiny-eyed optimism and close interaction with everyday people, jĭng combines his eye for subtle gestures and expressions with a tropical color palette and the classical formality of the tableau, instilling the colorful character of his subjects in his images. Utilizing a healthy dose of kitsch and humor to disarm viewers' expectations, jĭng explores the social instinct of people to form communities and identities, exploring cultural quirks and cultural stereotypes along the way. (Text: superhyperreal)
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Photograph: © jĭng, from the series 'OHMYGOD'