Jiang Pengyi creates surreal, illusory yet delicate images mostly on film. Known for his relentless experimentation and exploration on light with time, space and various medium, he is named The Explorer of Light by Gu Zheng, one of China’s most influential photography theorists and art critics.
His series ‘Intimacy’ capture reflections of light, in which he produces the artwork on fluorescent paper and photographic film by applying a silver salt treatment. The ‘Inconsolable Memories’ is a series of Polaroids, which the artist describes as memories left by a gerontic man.
Jiang Pengyi’s study of light encompasses the basis of occurrence and tolerance, reflecting the spiritual level of an artist communicating with, presenting and absolutely comprehending light.
JIANG Pengyi was born in Yuanjiang, Hunan Province, in 1977, graduated from the China Academy of Art, and currently lives and works in Beijing. He was awarded the Aletti ArtVerona Prize for Photography in 2011, the Jury Grand Prize from the Société Générale Chinese Art Awards in 2010 and the Tierney Fellowship Award from the First Annual Three Shadows Photography Award in 2009. Jiang’s work has been collected by a variety of private and public institutions worldwide, including Guy & Myriam Ullens Foundation Collection in Switzerland, the French Regional Contemporary Art Fund of the Loire Region in France, the Tierney Family Foundation and ArtNow Contemporary Art Collections.
Exhibition: Intimacy: Jiang Pengyi Solo Exhibition
Dates: 28 March – 17 May 2015
Venue: ShanghART Singapore, 9 Lock Road, #02-22 Gillman Barracks
Hours: 11am – 7pm (Closed on Monday)