Zhu Mo 朱墨 (born in 1984 in Changsha) is a young Chinese artist living and working in Beijing. In 2012, he attracted attention at the Three Shadows Centre Award in Beijing where he exhibited his “photographic tableau” composed of a mosaic of snapshots taken during 796 days. This series entitled Kong-ri retraces transient everyday life moments, filled with poetry and emotion, which Zhu Mo created with a great deal of freedom, without a preconceived idea.
The artist explores the poetry of everyday life, the people and the environment surrounding him through his other series, such as Silent-Hill, Drifting Sand, and My Courtyard. In addition to his compelling landscapes, Zhu Mo also creates powerful portraits either of close friends or strangers, all depicted in the intimacy of their life. Except for a few color series, Zhu Mo tends to use chiefly black and white to explore fully all the nuances of tint, light, and contrast.
Check out more of his work here.
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