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  • COMPOSITIONS OF BUDDHAS
  • COMPOSITIONS OF BUDDHAS
  • COMPOSITIONS OF BUDDHAS
  • COMPOSITIONS OF BUDDHAS
  • COMPOSITIONS OF BUDDHAS
  • COMPOSITIONS OF BUDDHAS
  • COMPOSITIONS OF BUDDHAS

COMPOSITIONS OF BUDDHAS

BEAUFORT LOCATION: SAINT-ROCHUS CHURCH, BLANKENBERGE

Ling Jian

°1963, Shandong, China 

Circular canvases painted with portraits of meditating buddhas search for the meaning of identity and religion in modern society. According to Ling Jian the striving for spiritual perfection has made room today for an obsession with beauty and physical perfection, manifesting itself in plastic surgery among other things. With his paintings he asks the question whether these two things do not have a similar origin, namely the quest for superhuman perfection. The technique used is ambivalent as well: the combination of oil paints and airbrush techniques leads to a smooth painting perfection which arouses memories of the superficial attraction of publicity.