"Living in a democracy means I'm allowed to criticize and doubt everyone in my paintings, and I do." – Jiny Lan
Jiny Lan (born 1970) is an internationally renowned Chinese conceptual artist, who focuses on urban life in the world's metropolises in her large-scale works. Trained at the National Academy of Fine Arts in Zhejiang, China, the painter has lived in Germany since 1995 and combines the artistic traditions of Asia and Europe to create her own visual language. In paintings of aesthetic conciseness, she questions the moral and traditional images of women in China in extensive series. She has exhibited internationally, from Beijing, Hong Kong, and Bogota to Berlin, Vienna, and Venice. She has founded the Jiny Lan Art Foundation, which has set itself the goal of promoting young, talented artists.