Blindspot Gallery cordially invites you to the opening reception of
JIANG PENGYI | Everything Illuminates
on 4 October 2013, Friday, 6:30 - 8:30pm at Blindspot Gallery(Central).
Artist will be present.
In a departure from the urban landscapes and digital manipulation in his earlier works, Jiang shifts to a micro, introspective view of inanimate objects in Everything Illuminates. The images present surreal glimpses into the intrinsic light that exists in daily objects and illuminate the traces left by the objects’ existence on time. The existence of the objects seems peculiar as it is illumined by their glow, their familiar image and function disappear. Such disappearance of image and function seems to suggest a kind of destruction of our existing common association with the objects, while the artist attempts to reveal the autonomous existence of each object.
About Jiang Pengyi
Born in Yuanjiang, Hunan Province in 1977, Jiang Pengyi graduated from the Beijing Institute of Art and Design in 1999. 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 is 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, and the Bank Aletti Foundation (Fondazione Banca Aletti) in Italy.
Jiang currently lives and works in Beijing and Hangzhou, China.