Sunday, 20 March 2011

Luo Yongiin

Landscape is given a similar treatment to cubist landscape in the work of Luo Yongjin in work like XiGaZe from 2001 which was shown as part of the exhibition River Flows East-Landscapes of the Imagination in 2010. Yongjin’s XiGaZe is constructed in a similar manner to Kellner’s, however the fragmentation is far more subtle in its arrangements.  We also see Hockney "joiners" too.

 XiGaZe 2001

Luo Yongjin’s photographs hover between two very distinct points of     view. The artist’s landscapes and urban scenes are primarily informed     by China’s rapidly changing nature as he off sets its rich cultural     heritage with more recent urban development. In the late 1990s Luo    Yongjin began a series devoted to architecture where a single shot     taken from a single viewpoint seems substituted by a long,     superimposed series of images extending in time and space like     contemporary mosaics. These images convey the speed and hysteria     of rapid growth within the simplicity and stillness of a black and white image.
    (Dematté, 2006)

Yonglin between 1997 and 1998 began to photograph the new buildings in Beijing.  Yongjin “adopted a ‘mosaic’ style to capture the magnitude of these structures” (Artspeak China, ND). Another example of the ‘mosaic’ technique can be found in his work Oriental Plaza, 1998 – 2002

Luo Yongjin Oriental Plaza, 1998 - 2002
Photography, 36 cm x 650

Lotus Block, Beijing(Series: Chinese City Scape), 1998

Artspeak China;

Dematté , M., Allsopp Contemporary & Lavinia Calza
Luo Yongjin: “Points Of View”,

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