Jiang Pengyi – Polaroid Film No. 14, 2014, Photograph, Polaroid, 10.8 x 8.5cm
Jiang Pengyi – Polaroid Film No. 17, 2014, Photograph, Polaroid, 10.8 x 8.5cm
Jiang Pengyi – Inconsolable Memories No.6, 2015, Photograph, Polaroid, 27.4 x 21.4cm
Jiang Pengyi – Polaroid Film No. 24, 2014, Photograph, Polaroid, 10.8 x 8.5cm
Jiang Pengyi – Intimacy No.8, 2014, Photograph, Archival Inkjet Print, 185 x 145cm
Singapore, March 2015 — ShanghART Gallery is pleased to host Jiang Pengyi’s solo exhibition, Intimacy from 28th March to 17th May 2015, featuring 26 photography artworks, 21 of which are unique work on Polaroid and 5 on archival inkjet print.
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 the most influential photography theorists and art critic. His exhibiting series ‘Intimacy’ capture reflections of light, in which he produces them through the use of the florescent paper and the photographic film by means of a silver salt treatment. The ‘Inconsolable Memories’ presents a series of Polaroids, which the artist describes the aged film like memories left by a gerontic man.
Jiang Pengyi’s study of light encompasses the basis of occurrence and tolerance, similarly, reflecting the spiritual level of an artist communicating with, presenting and absolutely comprehending light.
‘Intimacy’ is a story, an allegory on Light
JIANG Pengyi was born in Yuanjiang, Hunan Province in 1977, graduated from 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 was invited to participate in the Helsinki Photography Biennial 2012 and was nominated for the Prix Pictet 2012. 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 (Frac des Pays de la Loire) in France, the Tierney Family Foundation and ArtNow Contemporary Art Collections in USA, the UniCredit Art Collections in Italy and Germany, the Bank Aletti Foundation (Fondazione Banca Aletti) in Italy, and CAFA Art Museum. Some of his recent exhibitions include: Jiang Pengyi, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai, China (2014); Glimpses, Jiang Pengyi Solo Exhibition, Klein Sun Gallery, New York, U.S.A (2014); Everything Illuminates, Jiang Pengyi, Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong (2013); Chinese Contemporary Photography: 2009 – 2014, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China (2014); The 1st Beijing Photo Biennale, Aura and Post-Aura, The China Millenium Monument, Beijing, China (2013), Architectural Photography – Made in China, Guest Exhibtiion of the International Photography Scene in Koeln Museum of Applied Arts, MAKK, Cologne, Germany (2012).