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Yin Zhaohui EXHIBITED AT THE SAATCHI GALLERY

Untitled
Yin Zhaohui
Untitled

2007

Oil on canvas

200 x 300 cm
For Yin Zhaohui, photography is synonymous with consumer culture: its representation supplants the ‘real’ with an economy of image-ideals, establishing a ‘normalcy’ of perception based on degeneration and distance. Working from photographs rather than from life models, Yin appropriates photography’s mechanical aesthetics to emphasise and heighten this estrangement. In his paintings of the body, Yin concentrates on distinctly human features -- such as the hands and face -- to disrupt this system of expectation. Devices such as greyscale palette, forced lighting effects, and areas of intensified or diffused focus reinforce an unnatural perception of these intimate details, creating a jarring sense of the uncanny.

Rendered with clinical austerity, Yin’s Untitled, on first glance, appears as an abstraction of cylindrical forms - like an Escher-esque pile of sausages - implausibly entwined, weirdly seductive and repulsive with their organic suggestion. The image is of course, a large ’close up’ of hands. Inspired by John Coplan’s Self Portrait Fingers, a series of work where Coplan photographed his own hands in a variety of sexually evocative positions, Yin’s paintings construe the intrinsically human as something alien and dead. Yin executes this painting with a slick pop veneer, framing his inanimate appendages in the language of commodity fetishism.






Other artists in
THE REVOLUTION CONTINUES: NEW CHINESE ART

Zhang Dali    Zeng Fanzhi    Wang Guangyi    Zheng Guogu    Zhang Haiying    Zhang Hongtu    Zhang Huan    Qiu Jie    Xiang Jing    Shi Jinsong    Fang Lijun    Yue Minjun    Li Qing    Wu Shanzhuan    Shen Shaomin    Li Songsong    Zhan Wang    Liu Wei    Zhang Xiaogang    Zhang Xiaotao    Cang Xin    Shi Xinning    Li Yan    Bai Yiluo    Sun Yuan and Peng Yu    Yin Zhaohui    Feng Zhengjie

Yin Zhaohui's BIOGRAPHY

Yin Zhaohui
1977
BorninHenan

Lives and works in Beijing


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2007
ACAFNewYork,City'sPier92
ArtSingapore2007,Singapore
ArtBeijing2007, Beijing
CrazyGroupExhibition,AuraGallery,Shanghai
GroupShow,AuraGallery,Hong Kong
Shcontemporary07,ShanghaiExhibitionCenter
CIGE2007,Beijing