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The spirit of a coronation manifests in the body of Jon Ching’s latest and largest exhibition “A Thousand Invisible Cords” – a lustrous celebration of the natural world and all its complexities. Ching paints his figures of the animal kingdom with royal and genial dignity, cloaking them in regalia of flora, fauna, fungi, and fire.
The exhibition title relates to the understanding that every living organism is invisibly linked, and that the enigmatic wonder of nature exists in the most magnificent and miniscule of details.
Jon is a self-trained artist originally from Kaneohe, Hawaii and currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California. Steeped in the natural beauty of O’ahu, Hawai’i, his island upbringing instilled in him indigenous lessons of appreciation and respect for nature, forming the foundation of his fascination with the natural and wild world, which deeply influences and drives his work.
Jon’s devoted art practice and detailed realism is inspired by the interconnectedness of nature. His work is a surreal imagining of what limitless wonders and combinations nature can produce. New creatures and symbioses emerge in his meticulously rendered oil paintings, exemplifying the endless potential of life on Earth through metaphor and allegory.
Jon’s ultimate hope is to inspire love and admiration for the universally unique beauty and intrigue of our planet. He regularly works to bring awareness to endangered species, the current mass extinction crisis and climate change, and continues to partner with environmental organizations in fundraising and educational efforts.
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