Jiang Pengyi

Everything Illuminates No. 9

Jiang Pengyi   Everything Illuminates No. 9

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Jiang Pengyi‘s latest series, Everything Illuminates, sees the artist mixing fluorescent powders with liquid wax, and applying it to various, commonly-found objects. Pengyi then documents these applications, capturing in a time a brief moments where the objects were not just illuminated, but focused on for consideration through art. According to the Hunan-Province-born artist’s statement, these images “suggest the artist’s changing focus back to original form and shape, at the same time reflect his current state of mind.”
Pengyi was recently selected to participate in Artshare.com’s group showing of note-worthy Chinese artists born between 1977 and 1987, called Another Light. The show’s catalogue references the artist’s past works, which focused on the rapidly-evolving city and industrial spaces in China, and a slowing down in focus for his newer works, where each object becomes precious and unique. “In Jiang’s Everything Illuminates series, the mystique of autonomous objects is revealed in delicate depiction…Through the passage of time, these objects slowly take on their new forms on film and emit individual signals from their uncommon glow, as they emerge in a bewitching existence.”
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source: mymodernmet

Chinese artist Jiang Pengyi mixes liquid wax and fluorescent powder onto objects to create surreal art you can’t get out of your mind. He lets the fluorescence trace the objects’ forms and then watches how the mixture transforms the inanimate objects into haunting ones. Called Everything Illuminates, the series of glow-in-the-dark objects asks us to think about the existence of intrinsic light while reminding us about the destruction of form and function over time.

Born in Hunan Province, China in 1977, Pengyi was recently a part of Artshare.com’s group show called Another Light that brought together outstanding emerging artists from China who were born between 1977 and 1987. His work has been exhibited worldwide including in cities like Moscow, Beijing, New York, and London.
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source: blindspotgallery
生於1977年,中國湖南省沅江市

蔣鵬奕於2014年畢業於中國美術學院,2009年從首届三影堂攝影獎獲得美國特尼基金會獎、2010年獲得法興銀行中國藝術獎評委會大獎,於2011年獲得意大利維羅納博覽會(ArtVerona2011) 的Aletti攝影獎及於2008年獲得三影堂攝影大獎。他曾獲邀參與赫爾辛基攝影雙年展2012及被提名Prix Pictet世界環保攝影獎2012。蔣氏現於中國北京及杭州居住及工作。

有關《自有之物》
蔣氏最新的創作系列《自有之物》拍攝在黑暗中發光的物品。這些抽象及近乎超現實的影像表現出藝術家把作品焦點帶回原來的形態及形狀,同時反映蔣氏的現有的心態。