The Chinese Artist Who Is Using The Naked Body As A Reflection of His Generation – Ren Hang
Ren Hang both utilizes the photographic medium as an essential means to express individualism and existential concerns. By portraying his own generation in modern-day China, his images reflect the spontaneous and random living conditions in the subculture. His images blur the boundaries between private and public by displaying his own intimate lives and close acquaintances, showcasing different aspects of his fellow peers.
Ren Hang’s carefully constructed staged photography is more ambiguous with the subject devoid of any sense of self. At times the work is exploitative and highly fetishistic, provoking an immediate emotional response; at other times it is abstract and minimalistic, inviting a quiet contemplation.