Qiu Yang

The Netherlands, Rotterdam CINNNAMON

Qiu Yang, portrays different sorts of Chinese produced plastics, focusing on their undetectable stress level. While plastic remains one of China’s biggest export goods and still can be found in all sorts of products around the world, Yang renders this material a symbol of contemporary China, its political distortion and social incoherence. Through his actual scientific imagery, but mantled in seamless color gradients that hold resonance of abstract photography, Yang poetically points attention to an overall situation through an emigrant’s perspective and herein scratches our socio-political consciousness. Produced completely in-camera with only the use of optical filters, the artist takes aesthetic reference from abstract photography but technically evolves his practice.