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Ji Yue Deng

MA work

The transitory state before the Great Connection

_It is a continued exploration of the propensity of understanding nothingness. 

From the immaculate, I determine to trace back to the precarious. The allusive state of seeing and not yet seeing. Things that were but are now no longer. Or have they ever been? This incomplete 'formation' is what defines emptiness. A fraction lighter or darker represents the literal of seeing, and the depth of knowing.The fact not knowing what you are seeing becomes unimportant in comparison to peering through layers of the (in)visible. This shift from being tightly controlled to a form of reIease, is a willingness for surprise in the passage of making. 

I treasure lithography as the fundamental medium in majority of my works. For its propensity for spontaneousness are traps that are perplexing yet delightful. 


  • MA Degree


    School of Humanities


    MA Print, 2017

  • I am a printmaker who practises the teachings of Daoism by Chinese philosopher Zhuangzi and Laozi. 

    My devotion in printmaking lies specifically in the technique of lithography. The sense of transparency in each layer ecalls to me like vapours of dark mysterious mists. As if through stages of metamorphosis, the image slowly emerges. It creates an organic atmosphere of interaction between the artist body and the material.

  • Degrees

  • BA Printmaking, China Central Academy of Fine Art, 2012
  • Experience

  • Internship at Singapore Taylor Print Institute, Singapore, 2014.
  • Exhibitions

  • 《黑白插画》, ’Monochromatic Illustrations’, Printmaking Studio 5 group exhibition, CCFA Gallery, Beijing, China, 2012; WIP Show, Royal College of Art Battersea, London, United Kingdom, 2015.; ‘Break/Link’, Group exhibition in CGP London gallery, United Kingdom, 2016.; 'Output', Group exhibition in CGP London gallery, United kingdom, 2017.
  • Publications

  • 2011, Illustrations publicated in《插图全程教学》 ‘Guide to Illustration’, RongSheng Gao, China. ISBN: 9787515300528; 2013, 《言えない》,Collaborative Group Illustration Magazine, Hunan Province, China.