A Comic Book of America series, as a creative and evolving medium between the exploration of artistic expression and documentation, and the presentation of narrative and surrealism, is less of an illustration in the traditional sense than a manifestation of Jiang Jiaxin's imagination. The origin of these works stems from his exploration of cultural identity and culture immersed in Chinese and American cross-culture. Gradually, they evolved into creating objectified associations with a single image, the imagination of which is itself narrative or non-narrative. Perhaps in these seemingly realistic images, the audience identifies characters or objects from clear black lines and different blocks of color, which gives the audience a strong sense of security in their first visual impression. Subsequently, in the subsequent appreciation, the audience can engage in more specific identification and imagination within the artist's carefully designed atmosphere. These considerations and planning of the visual aspects also stem from the artist's study of photography and its integration into painting.
In terms of themes, Jiang Jiaxin initially explored his own individual cultural identity conflicts and understanding and evolution of culture in China and the United States in his A Comic Book of America series. As the project progressed, the paintings began to explore group identity and change in the temporal dimension, as well as perception and understanding of culture in contemporary social atmosphere. In addition, Jiang Jiaxin has invested a lot of energy in the process of creating collages, recombining expressive content structures, and using and promoting digital media. These are all based on his fascination and resonance with the core knowledge in artistic discussions such as reorganization and deconstruction in artistic discourse, symbolic language, and photographic language. With this opportunity, he wants to cram all of these contents into these images and create a series of interesting and rich pictures.
Jiang Jiaxin uses concise and direct visual language to project his own honesty and humor onto the canvas, allowing the audience to "look" at each work in a relaxed atmosphere and construct their own imagination.