Her-Untitled 8By Ying Chen
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Her-Untitled 8, 2018 by Ying Chen
From the Her series
Archival pigment print
Image size: 24 in. H x 20 in. W
Edition of 5 + 1AP
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Small image size: 14 in. H x 11 in. W. Edition of 10 + 2AP
This is a photo contemporary collage project based on modern art. Greatly influenced by natural figures and artificial textures. I love to collect black and white photos of female portraits, cutting out the parts and stripping them from the original context, combining them with the abstract design figure, to get a new composition.
This project is about 'she', every single piece has a unique female image, and each composition has a different character. Mysterious women are always a very attractive point to me.
Ideally, behind every independent female figure, I want the audience to see a gentle but strong female image. Its basic sense is to make her seem to have life, when she smiles or looks up, every move is gentle and beautiful.
"Memory" is another word I would like to mention in this project. Behind every one of my works, there is a memory of different-sometimes or that one day. It almost mirrors my time, my thoughts, and my personality. like a quote from Kurt Cobain's journals "I use bits and pieces of other's personalities to form my own." I am always thinking about who am I or who should I be, and finally I find the answer in art. When you lose yourself in life, thankfully I could express myself in these artworks.
Ying Chen was born in Tokyo, Japan, to Chinese parents living in Japan. She grew up and spent her early childhood in Japan until the age of seven, then spent her youth in China. Now Chen has graduated from SCAD with her bachelor's degree and is currently enrolled in the SCAD graduate photo department. Since 2018, her focus has been on photo collages. Using a collection of photos she selected for a theme, Chen aims to convey her state of mind in a deconstructed yet the whole picture.
Based in: United States
Ying Chen was born in Tokyo, Japan, to Chinese parents living in Japan. She grew up and spent her early childhood in Japan until the age of seven, then spent her youth in China. Now Chen has graduated from SCAD with her bachelor's degree and is currently enrolled in the …
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