Experimental No.3

PrizeShortlist in Create (art), Shortlist in Create (art)
University/SchoolSavannah College of Art and Design
ArtistPeng Zhou

I explore the Light and the Line through photo-based mixed media artworks. The inspiration came from Lascaux Cave paintings and László Moholy-Nagy's Photogram. In my view, the Light in photography and the Line in the drawing are consistent, and they can convert themselves into one another. The light in photography can be represented in the form of an abstract line. The concept related to my understanding of classic Chinese philosophical notions: Relativity and Changes. My aesthetic directions have been inspired by Western art, Chinese ink painting, and Middle Asia art.

Trained as a painter in his young age, then studied visual art of Chinese traditional theatre at Shanghai Theatre Academy and M.F.A Photography at Savannah College of Art and Design. The artist applies the findings grounded on ancient philosophies and cultural anthropology as the method of photographic creation to interpret the world around him, involving a series of complex concepts including Relativity, Contradiction, Changes and Harmony. His artworks are full of intensive personal aesthetics and create a unique abstraction style. He lives and works in Atlanta.