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Photographer Ren Hang Sets the Nude Body Askew
The Ten Most Provocative Ren Hang Photographs | Sleek Magazine
Explicit as well as poetic, the work of the acclaimed Chinese photographer and poet Ren Hang is exhibited for the first time in Italy with a selection of 90 photographs accompanied by a portfolio that documents the backstage scene at a shoot by Ren Hang in Wienerwald in , and a wide selection of rare books on his work. Ren Hang is known above all for his research on the body, identity, sexuality and the relationship between humans and nature, with new generation, free and rebellious Chinese youths as the protagonists. For the most part nude, his subjects appear on a roof among the skyscrapers of Beijing, in a forest of tall trees, in a pond with lotus flowers, in a bathtub among swimming goldfish or in a bare room, their faces unmoved and their limbs bent into unnatural poses. Swans, peacocks, snakes, cherries, apples, flowers and plants are used as absurd props but ones that have great evocative power. Although often provocatively explicit in the display of sexual organs and the poses, which at times refer to sadomasochism and fetishism, Ren Hang's images are difficult to define, shocking and at the same time pure, permeated by a sense of mystery and formal elegance that appears poetic and, in some ways, melancholic.
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My inspirations are derived from my life experiences up to that point I use whatever flash of inspiration I get. I can't control my thoughts. They just come naturally.
When Ren Hang died at the age of 29 in , he left behind a wealth of celebrated, and controversial, images. The Beijing-based photographer became known during his fleeting career for an unflinching, defiant approach to the medium; his work was often censored in his home country because of its nudity, pornography being illegal in China. Ren made several photo books throughout his career, and the international publisher Taschen released a book on his career , edited by Dian Hanson. Though he did not seek out controversy with his images, they attracted attention from the Chinese authorities and saw Ren arrested several times for shooting nude photographs outside. For him, nudity was a matter of nature, and his photographs questioned why taboos exist around the naked body and how it is eroticised.