In contrast to his early works, his Everything Illuminates series are images of still objects glowing in the dark. These abstract and nearly surreal images suggest the artist’s changing focus back to original form and shape, at the same time reflect his current state of mind.

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Everything Illuminates
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Jiang Pengyi’s (蒋鹏奕) photography responds to China’s changing social, political, and physical landscapes. Born in Hunan Province, the artist is interested in the passage of time and its effect on society; he is particularly interested in the transformation of Beijing’s urban landscape and the possibilities for how it will look several decades from now. His art-making process often involves time-lapse photography and the gradual destruction of his material, as he seeks to eliminate proof of the artist’s hand. He created his “Everything Illuminates” series by pouring a mixture of wax and fluorescent pigment onto objects and photographing the substance using a long exposure. In the resulting images, the objects’ original functions are erased, leaving the viewer with a sense of destruction.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2021
Jiang Pengyi: Sun! Sun!Blindspot Gallery
2017
Away from DisgraceBlindspot Gallery
2014
GlimpsesEli Klein Gallery
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Everything Illuminates No. 1, 2012

Archival inkjet print
59 1/10 × 46 9/10 in
150 × 119 cm
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Hong Kong
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In contrast to his early works, his Everything Illuminates series are images of still objects …

Medium
Series
Everything Illuminates
Image rights
Courtesy of artist and Blindspot Gallery.

Jiang Pengyi’s (蒋鹏奕) photography responds to China’s changing social, political, and physical landscapes. Born in Hunan Province, the artist is interested in the passage of time and its effect on society; he is particularly interested in the transformation of Beijing’s urban landscape and the possibilities for how it will look several decades from now. His art-making process often involves time-lapse photography and the gradual destruction of his material, as he seeks to eliminate proof of the artist’s hand. He created his “Everything Illuminates” series by pouring a mixture of wax and fluorescent pigment onto objects and photographing the substance using a long exposure. In the resulting images, the objects’ original functions are erased, leaving the viewer with a sense of destruction.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works by Jiang Pengyi
Other works from Blindspot Gallery
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