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Ren Hang 任航

2012_22 (Girl with black fish) , 2012

C print on archival matt paper
26 2/5 × 39 2/5 in
67 × 100 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Edition 2/10, print signed on the back
Ren Hang 任航
Chinese, 1987–2017
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Lush backgrounds and playful, provocative nudes characterize Ren Hang’s vibrant photography, which addresses the human form as both subject and medium of expression. Arranging bodies to create patterns and architectural forms, Ren subverted representation of the physical body with unexpected configurations of anatomy, often incorporating plant and animal life. Although Ren said his work was not intentionally political, his art confronts repression of sexuality and queer identities in mainstream Chinese culture, and he was arrested several times for its content. Throughout his career, Ren used an analog camera, shooting friends rather than models, and resisted ascribing meaning to his work. “I don’t try to get a message across, I don’t give my works names, I don’t date them. I don’t want to instill them with any vocabulary. I don’t like to explain my photos or work as a whole.”

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About the work
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Ren Hang 任航
Chinese, 1987–2017
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Lush backgrounds and playful, provocative nudes characterize Ren Hang’s vibrant photography, which addresses the human form as both subject and medium of expression. Arranging bodies to create patterns and architectural forms, Ren subverted representation of the physical body with unexpected configurations of anatomy, often incorporating plant and animal life. Although Ren said his work was not intentionally political, his art confronts repression of sexuality and queer identities in mainstream Chinese culture, and he was arrested several times for its content. Throughout his career, Ren used an analog camera, shooting friends rather than models, and resisted ascribing meaning to his work. “I don’t try to get a message across, I don’t give my works names, I don’t date them. I don’t want to instill them with any vocabulary. I don’t like to explain my photos or work as a whole.”

Ren Hang 任航

2012_22 (Girl with black fish) , 2012

C print on archival matt paper
26 2/5 × 39 2/5 in
67 × 100 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
Sold
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