Jon Ching is a San Francisco painter whose work focuses mainly on wildlife, specifically birds. Their diversity of skills, infinite combination of colors, patterns and details and the perfection of their evolution fascinates Jon and draws him to study their nature. In his current body of work, along with birds, Jon invites other creatures and habitats into his compositions. Deeply intrigued by symbiosis, both as a natural phenomenon and as a metaphor, Jon looks at the balance and relationship of organisms in the human world and depicts scenes of reflection. His paintings present his vision of the ebb and flow of culture and the interaction of people in San Francisco at a time of transition and growth through surreal metaphorical themes. His photorealistic graphite drawings offer an intimate meditation on the beauty that nature can achieve when it is in balance.
Jon is a self-trained artist originally from Kaneohe, Hawaii and currently lives and works in the Inner Richmond of San Francisco.