Artist: Wang Yishu

Publisher: Jiazazhi

RMB 320

– Book Size: 216 × 276 mm
– Pages: 104 pages, 61 color photos
– Binding: Clothbound Hardcover
– Publication Year: 2018
– First Edition: 800
– ISBN: 978-988-14575-5-4

This book selects Wang Yishu’s latest works from 2016-2017. Different from his early works, Wang’s source of inspiration shifts from human beings to objects, from complexity to delight. More of his new works accumulate and reinforce these transitions into an intense impression. These photographs resemble the cavities on the surface of reality, which is filled with the look of the actual world that is rather independent. In these new photographs, Wang Yishu no longer constructs complex metaphors, instead, a sudden enlightenment towards light, color and shadow. In some settings or moments, Wang uses strobe lights to sculpt or dissect the lighting environment of the space, and he creates artificial shadows to disturb the world in his photographs.

— Written by Zhang Jungang

About Wang Yishu

Wang Yishu, born in the 70s of the last century in Gansu, grew up in Jinzhou, Liaoning. He graduated from the Department of Chinese Language and Literature at Northwest Normal University. Now he works and lives in Zhejiang and Shanghai. Some of his works were collected in San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

About Jiazazhi

Jiazazhi, founded in Beijing in 2009 and moved to Ningbo in 2014, is an art book institution focusing on images as a creative medium, dedicated to the presentation of image works on paper. Its practices include magazines, art books, bookstore, library, exhibitions, book fairs. In 2021, Jiazazhi created Space Special edition Project (SeP). This space is fully supported by Jiazazhi and operated by an independent team. With a special perspective and action, and together with young curators and artists who are active in the contemporary art, SeP aims to express a special voice through exhibitions and other ways.