SKINNowhere in Somewhere
  In this series, I depict the skin as a metaphor of the surface of city and the urbanity of urbanism. City is a center of population, commerce, and culture; a town of significant size and importance. It is the result of socialism, also an enormous, complex and desired social system which is constructed by human activity. What is happening in the world is the transition of some of the Asian countries. China, for example, is untamedly overiding the world like a sparking comet.

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In the series "Losing Mnemon*" made from 2005-2007, I blur the image and desaturated the color purposefully - contrasting the desire for a sharper, clearer and more vividly colorful image. These photographs are scenes and moments I have met in my life. Their commingling existence was in the past and I was unable to recall every detail of the instance.  The content of the images intentionally shows the viewer a portion of life experience that they may or may not have, presenting them with repeating memories and observations that intersect their own.

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*[ Mnemon - Greek, a unit of memory ]
  The scene was generated by human beings and layered by generations. I intentionally take away the objects but sometimes not. I have raised a paradox on the question of being the beginning of the end and the end of the beginning. Image tells itself the unexplainable status of being in the middle of happening and ending.

By struggling with explaining everything about the photographs I have approached and made, I am arbitrarily doing seemingly meaningless photographic documentary. I pessimistically look at the world and survey every image. What I have done is not because I was there, but because the image or the scene was happening at that moment when I was at the same geographic coordinate, quietly.

My practice reflects metaphysics of emerging documentary and expression. On the other hand, the metaphysics convinces my philosophical mind of nothingness on subjects I see in every city, every day. This is the world that I see. I stop, press the shutter, and leave.