Tielin Ding ︎

  1. Grass, Mountain and Traffic Cone
  2. A Walk with Blaze 和树号的一次行走
  3. Meandering Markers of Murmurs
  4. A Walk with Traffic Stick
  5. Between /pɪŋ/ and /pɑŋ/
  6. Matches of Matches
  7. An Apple Made of Foam and Cement
  8. Fountain Tracing Through Trees Rubbing
  9. A Man Holding a Stop Sign 
  10. The Sound-truck of
  11. Beyond the Surface 象外
  12. Portrait/Editorial 
  13. other works

Born in 1996 in Chongqing, China. Tielin Ding is a wanderer, observer and mixed-media artist whose diverse practice involves working with playful objects, indeterminate traces and movements to create performative actions. His application of “Mapping” and “Walking” gives him more opportunity to reflect on invisible systems within urban and natural spaces.  Under the practice of way-finding, mark-making and game-changing, he has been very interested in drifting in the field of language and space, risking getting lost from point A to point B. He studied architecture engineering at Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture for his bachelor and  MFA in photography at Parsons School of Design, The New School in NYC.

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Fountain Tracing Through Trees Rubbing, 2021, dimension variable  
pigment print, charcoal on xuan paper 

One day when I was  wandering along a trail, I observed the fountain inside the lake was always framed in different ways by the trees in front, showing the visitors and hikers fragmented parts of the fountain with the water in different states of being. I am interested in different textures of trees barks and the transformative form of fountain at play with each other then I did rubbings on the trees in front of the fountain with charcoal and xuan paper, tracing the possibility of forms and states of fountain. I would also like to create an installation for these rubbings and the photograph of the fountain, reconstructing the scenes I observed along the trail. ( Wandering Trees, Still, Fountain )