Zhou HanShun: Frenetic City

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PROJECT STATEMENT

To say life moves fast in a city is an understatement. People go through life in an uncompromising, chaotic pace, overcoming and absorbing anything in their path. Time in the city seems to flow quicker, memories in the city tend to fade away faster. Nothing seems to stand still in a city. This project examines the intense and chaotic environment of one of the most densely populated cities in the world, Hong Kong. When I first arrived in Hong Kong, I was immediately confronted by a society that is in fierce competition for physical and mental space. I decided to capture and re-create the tension and chaos that I experienced in photographic form. Each of the photographs in this series is not of a singular moment in time, but a combination of moments captured in a single frame.

ARTIST BIO

Born 1975, and raised in Singapore, Zhou HanShun is a photographic artist and art director. After graduating from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Singapore and RMIT University, he went on to make a living as an art director, and continues to pursue his passion as a visual storyteller and photographer. HanShun has exhibited at the KG+ Kyotographie Satellite Event, 2018, the Cultural Center in Thessaloniki for Photoeidolo, 2017, the Molekyl Gallery for the Malmö Fotobiennal, 2017, the Gallery in the Theater, Bratislava for European Month of Photography 2017, the Czech China Contemporary Museum in Beijing for the Songzhuang International Photo Biennale 宋莊國際攝影雙年展l 2017, the Photometria Parallel Voices exhibition in Greece, 2016-17, and the Addis Foto Fest in Ethiopia, 2016, among others.

www.zhouhanshun.com @zhouhanshun