PRESS RELEASE SAN SHUI EXHIBITION “BLURRED REALITY”
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San Shui was born in 1972 in Harbing province at the north of China. Attracted to the arts, he was graduated of master degree by Qinghua University Art College in 1999. He is a photographer and lives now in Shanghai.

  San Shui was born in 1972 in Harbing province at the north of China. Attracted to the arts, he was graduated of master degree by Qinghua University Art College in 1999. He is a photographer and lives now in Shanghai.

  His works are inspired by the modernism growing and the last cultural and historic transitions. He is focus on finding the identity of reality. The Bund in Shanghai is one of his favorite subjects that’s why his famous work talks about it. It marks the beginning of his success. Nevertheless, he is also inspired by his culture’s country about the traditional Jinlian (shoes for foot binding) that Chinese woman worn from the tenth century until he beginning of the twentieth century.

  San Shui plays with spectator’ humor. Thanks to his imagination, the spectator can feel himself in a melancholic world. Sadness, pain, nostalgia and even sometimes irony are the main value which the photographer wants to show us. He wishes to influence us by the negative emotions but always in a calm way. He disturbs us about our past and alerts us about our future. He wants to make us discovers another present, another reality: a hidden reality. It is a social critic including the Chinese way of life and Chinese history. Actually, San Shui focuses on a global warming with social matters, environment matters.

  In O.Gallery, you will discover our exhibition “Blurred Reality”.

  The exhibition is a result of a work which had been made from 2008 until now: the series of the Bund revolve around architecture and personal living experience. “Each building has soul, and activates men’s emotion” summarize the character and spirit’ work.

  Grey sky, suffering, destruction… Buildings are devoured by the Bund, Jinlian trap the Chinese women, pollution make us blind. It is a culture in distress, innovations invasive. Presenting disasters is not drastically interpenetrating but by the calm, grey and melancholy ways. Bund is not becoming a storm; the water comes up but carries away the monuments calmly. The suffering is present and deep but it keeps quiet. Civilization is sinking slowly, happiness become to be a utopian wish.

  Where is the reality? Where is the illusory? What is the difference? Actually it is a blurred reality.

  All these works show a mix of these both situations. San Shui affects mainly people who are living in metropolis. He wants to show that these people are finally lost in their own city, tradition and values.

  Shall we let the disasters go on?

  This is a modern exhibition mixing camera and video works. Discover to O.Gallery from the 14th until the 31st of March 2013.

[Editor] 常霞

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