Illusory Civilized Landscape BY JI ZHOU

JI ZHOU born in 1970 in Beijing, China.

Zhou’s quiet observation of contemporary society is reflected in his object-based works, often rendered in photography or sculpture.

Ji Zhou’s oeuvre explores fragmented and whole images, comprised of images of objects and installations that are not what they always appear to be. His series “Dust,” which was exhibited extensively across Asian fairs and in New York’s The Armory Show (2013), explores the perceived image of hand-assembled objects, rendered in monotonous grey as a mean to focus on the shape and form of these sculptures. In Ji’s current series “Civilized Landscape,” he explores illusory landscapes created by mankind: using maps and books, he sculpts mountains and skyscrapers in carefully placed installations before photographing the compositions. Through this illustration of the world, Ji constructs an understanding of the world around us.

all images courtesy Klein Sun Gallery and Ji Zhou.

Illusory Civilized Landscape BY JI ZHOU

Illusory Civilized Landscape BY JI ZHOU

Illusory Civilized Landscape BY JI ZHOU

Illusory Civilized Landscape BY JI ZHOU

The Map

Illusory Civilized Landscape BY JI ZHOU

Illusory Civilized Landscape BY JI ZHOU

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