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Bowei Yang - Jinbao, 2019

From the series If Spring Could Feel Ache, 2019
36 x 43 cm
Edition of 20 + 2AP
Signed and numbered on a separate sticker

"In If Spring Could Feel Ache we see soul-searching portraits of the young Chinese gay community melded with glimpses of urban life. These photos, however, do not come unscathed – they present a city in unpeaceful coexistence with nature: butterflies trapped in a container, the petals of a torn rose pierced with needles, stones tied together. Images of ‘seized’ nature and introspective portraits of youngsters lost in the fog of their thoughts translate well how suffocating and isolating life is, when stripped of its full potential. Linked by repressive forces, nature and people craft together a full-bodied sense of captivity, of vulnerability. A single, compelling image of the pains of being exposed to a world not entirely prepared to accommodate them, just like flowers growing through concrete."

Text by Henri Badaröh from Foam Magazine #58, the Talent issue. 

Bowei Yang (1994, CN) is a Chinese photographer based in Beijing and London. His works are largely inspired by Chinese philosophy, literature and teenage queer communities. He received his Bachelor Degree in Photography from Beijing Film Academy in 2017 and entered the Royal College of Art London in 2019 to continue his studies. He is a finalist of the Lensculture Emerging Talents, a finalist of Gomma Grand as well as the AINT-BAD first book award (all 2019), and has been published in IGNANT Magazine, Chinese Daily among others.
Bowei Yang is one the Foam Talents of 2021. 

The print will be carefully wrapped and send as an insured package. You will receive an e-mail with a Track & Trace code when the package is on its way. A framed copy will be on display at Foam Editions, the gallery on the third floor of Foam Fotografiemuseum.
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€395,00 Incl. tax
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