Sunday, 12 October 2014


Chinese photographer Ren-Hang's work betrays an obsession with bodily forms and an almost perverse want to distort them, often to the point of obscurity. His images recall the fetishism of Guy Bourdin, but are given a high-key kind of modernity. Harsh lighting and white backdrops render the subjects surreal and bizarre. They are allowed no context, and so their bodies too become removed from the scrutinies of reality. We are left free to consider the forms, shapes and textures for their own sake. Whilst there is no denying that many of his images are motivated by sexuality, they are ultimately a study of the human anatomy that lays the body so bare it goes beyond the sexual to somewhere wholly biological. 

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