Exploring the imagination of artist Ming Ying
Ming Ying’s paintings are inspired by the Buddhist concept of impermanence and the alienation she encountered upon moving from China to London. Produced and directed by Shelbourne Films, and with an honourable mention at the NYC Video Art and Experimental Film Festival, this film sets out to explore Ming’s imagination, using dreamlike recreations of the scenes in her paintings to make the unreal real. Known for her vivid and abstract depictions of people within domestic and public settings, Ming’s works are an exploration of the feelings of alienation or marginalisation experienced by individuals who often find themselves distanced from their surroundings. As a London-based artist who was born in China, her art often reflects on the experiences of different races, cultures, and distinct social classes within new surroundings, with paintings that reference society’s quotidian moments, flashy social scenes, drama and films to explore themes of loneliness and desire.