Thursday, March 10, 2011

Photographer #244: Zeng Han

Zeng Han, 1974, China, received a BA in International Journalism and Communication at the Jinan University in Guangzhou and attended the artist residency program at the School of Visual Arts, New York. His series Soul Stealer is a four part series of portraits in various landscapes. It plays with modern and traditional role playing of characters of ancient chinese opera's and those of popular culture. The four parts are Landplay, Cosplay, Mulian Opera and World of Warcraft. In his series Hyperreality China Zeng documented the transformation and urbanization of China in which the actual viewsights appear to be somewhat of a "hyperreality", a term that derives from the French philosopher Jean Baudrillard, referring to the blurring of the destinction between reality and falsity. The following images come from the series Soul Stealer - World of Warcraft, Hyperreality China and Dizzy City.


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