blink at the silky space empty windows blacked read within another time when trees fell down trembling bodies asked me did dusty water make big fat rat stammer or lonely manner of speaking brought up reference of love? elevated smilesasingle line breakfast shaking jewelry a comforting hand cheek pulling fabrics a dog-lover’s berry rolling moles a soil hitter a rooted kid grounded socking popcorns a literally sadvirus
The Bloweris the first photography book ofXinyi Chengshowing her photography practice from 2012 to 2018. Cheng’s photography has a strong connection to her paintings.
Xinyi Cheng(1989, China) lives and works between Shanghai and Paris. Drawing on Western masculine imagery, Cheng’s work focuses on an intimacy that fuses gentleness and modesty but also occasionally the grotesque and the perverse. Her paintings and their diaphanous colors have an intense atmosphere, a sensuous in-between state where identities prove fragile and fleeting.
photography by Cheng Xinyi published by BHKM first edition of 500 printed in Hong Kong 26 x 19.5 cm 144 pages softcover 2018