Shi Guorui 史国瑞, ‘Beijing CBD 8-9 June 2013’, 2013, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery
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Beijing CBD 8-9 June 2013, 2013

Unique Camera Obscura, Gelatin Silver Print
85 4/5 × 55 1/10 in
218 × 140 cm
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Hong Kong, Wan Chai
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Shi Guorui 史国瑞
Chinese, b. 1964
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Shi Guorui captures sweeping images of cityscapes and natural vistas using a camera obscura, an antique photographic technique of exposing light-sensitive paper to subjects through a tiny pinhole. Though his technique shows an affinity for the past, Shi’s subjects of choice are distinctly contemporary: he has produced images of Ground Zero in New York, urban sprawl in the American West, and sites of Chinese development and environmental encroachment, all captured in a dynamic blurry monochrome that lends the scenes a sense of timelessness. Shi spends hours framing and calculating each shot in his makeshift, onsite darkrooms, a meditative process stemming from his survival of a traumatic car crash. “I want to take a long time for everything,” he says. “I wanted to choose a method that is completely suited to my interior landscape. So my body, my thinking, all mesh with this kind of method.”

Shi Guorui 史国瑞, ‘Beijing CBD 8-9 June 2013’, 2013, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery
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Shi Guorui 史国瑞
Chinese, b. 1964
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Shi Guorui captures sweeping images of cityscapes and natural vistas using a camera obscura, an antique photographic technique of exposing light-sensitive paper to subjects through a tiny pinhole. Though his technique shows an affinity for the past, Shi’s subjects of choice are distinctly contemporary: he has produced images of Ground Zero in New York, urban sprawl in the American West, and sites of Chinese development and environmental encroachment, all captured in a dynamic blurry monochrome that lends the scenes a sense of timelessness. Shi spends hours framing and calculating each shot in his makeshift, onsite darkrooms, a meditative process stemming from his survival of a traumatic car crash. “I want to take a long time for everything,” he says. “I wanted to choose a method that is completely suited to my interior landscape. So my body, my thinking, all mesh with this kind of method.”

Beijing CBD 8-9 June 2013, 2013

Unique Camera Obscura, Gelatin Silver Print
85 4/5 × 55 1/10 in
218 × 140 cm
Contact For Price
Location
Hong Kong, Wan Chai
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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