FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ATTENTION: Arts Editors and Photography Collectors
LA GALERIE PRESENTS BETWEEN THE MOUNTAINS AND WATER
In the presence of the artist, ZHANG KECHUN
Exhibition of photography
La Galerie is delight to present the collection Between the Mountains and Water by Zhang Kechun with Hong Kong International Photo Festival 2016. The exhibition will be held from 15th September to 6th November 2016 in La Galerie, G/F, 74 Hollywood Road, Central. From his previous work Yellow River to Between the Mountains and Water Zhang focuses on capturing the mountains and river views in China.
Mountains and rivers are always the heaviest carriers of Chinese people’s affection. The continental cultural awareness of making a sightseeing tour, the inherent cultivation consciousness of “mountains being virtuous, rivers being moral”, and the sense of visual illusion of a short distance away are always the main line of interpreting mountains and waters.
“My occupation gives me chances of making sightseeing tours, and makes him capable of re-examining the present mountains and water. China is undergoing high-speed changes and immerses itself in the excitement of prosperity. Under this circumstance, I seem to be very insignificant as an ordinary people. In the journal over the years, I am looking for those people who are still in company with mountains and water. When taking photos, I exchange with my subjects. I join them, and it is up to the person being exchanged and me to press the shutter. I believe that I cannot feel stronger or more complicated when I am lost in it. Even for a transient moment, he feels so delighted to encounter classical and precious relics on the way. What come next are great anxieties that they are likely to disappear tomorrow.”
With Zhang' s new work, Between the Mountains and Water, we discover different mountains and rivers located within China. He captures the ecology of the mountains and rivers. The colors both look so united; the human figures are also tiny and small in the big picture, inspired by tradition and recreating a modern point of our contemporary and sociologically concerned eye.
Zhang Kechun, born in 1980 in Sichuan province, China. He now lives and works in Chengdu.
His works were reported by many medias, such as Time, BBC News, Telegraph Magazine, China Photo Magazine and so on.
His works is internationally collected by many museums and private Collectors from U.S.A, France, Germany, Japan and China, such as Chinese Image and Video Archive, Canada; Williams College Museum of Arts, USA; CAFA Art Museum, China…
2016 London Art Fair, Islington Business Design Centre, London, UK
2015 Paris Photo (Grand Palais, Paris,France)
2015 Getxophoto International Photography Festival, Bilbao, Spain
2015 The 2nd Three Shadows Experimental Image Open Exhibition, Beijing, China
2014 Rencontres d'Arles, France
2014 Lianzhou Foto Festival, Lianzhou, China
2013 The 4th edition of PHOTOQUAI world photography biennale, Musee de Quai Branly, Paris, France
2013 Collection Exhibition, 1st Beijing Photo Biennial, Beijing, China
2012 CAFAM · Future Exhibition, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China
2012 The 8rd Angkor Photography Festival, Siempeap, Kampuchea
2010 Southern Documentary Photography Exhibition, Guangdong, China
2015 Talents Contemporains, winner
2014 Lianzhou Photography Festival Special Jury Award for the Year
2014 Daylight Award, winner
2014 Arles Discovery Award, winner
2014 Prix HSBC Pour la Photographie, shortlisted
2012 & 2013 Sony World Photography Awards, shortlisted
2012 nominated at Three Shadow Photo Award
2008 National Geographic Picks Global, winner
La Galerie invites all media on September 22nd to the meet the artist in the exhibition.
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LA GALERIE CONTACTS
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LA GALERIE FOUNDERS
Cyril Delettre started as photojournalist working with celebrities for national magazines (Paris Match, L'Express, VSD, Les Cahiers du Cinéma, Le Nouvel Observateur, le Figaro Magazine, Balthazar) before starting to develop artistic projects.
For the past few years he has shared his time between art exhibitions, large corporate projects in France (including monumental works for French railway stations) and directing short movies.
Marie-Florence Gros worked in business consulting before starting an artistic career. First recognized as a lyricist (working in collaboration with major French artists), she also found success as author with her first book Tout contre. She has a PhD in 18th-Century French Literature (Paris Sorbonne) and a MBA from the HEC Paris Business School.
With a very sharp and artistic vision, she collaborates on different projects associating texts and visual art such as photography (exhibition Paris/New York, Grandes Lignes with the photographs of Cyril Delettre) or short movies.
ABOUT LA GALERIE
Located at 74 Hollywood Road in Central, La Galerie is one of Hong Kong’s first art spaces specializing in high-standard art photography and prints. Founders Marie-Florence Gros and Cyril Delettre share with the public with passion and expertise at this new gallery, right in the heart of the Asian art scene.
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