Melchor Zapata Cultural Centre




From 12 May to 5 June 2022,  Thursday, Friday and Sunday from 5 pm to 8 pm, Saturdays from 11 am to 2 pm and 5 pm to 8 pm.

This exhibition is the result of the visual journey that the Chinese artist Ren Bo began in 2012 to explore the relationship between the real and the unreal. In it, she blends the tradition of Chinese ink landscape painting (⼭⽔, Shan Shui, Mountains and Water) with contemporary photography to create elegant and delicate work that is rooted in the deep relationship Chinese artists have had throughout history with nature and landscape. "A photographer is a solitary nomad, following her path, capturing and scanning scenes with wandering eyes and moving hands. The journey is inseparable from the landscape", says Ren Bo.

REN BO. Xi’an, China
She studied photography and multimedia art in Beijing. Her work focuses on the relationship between what is virtual and what is real in time and space using image and installation art. Over the last few years, she has experimented with unconventional ways of capturing images. "Pixels are unpredictable in the production process. Before they are formed, failures and surprises inevitably occur. I want to capture this process of 'beauty before', the subtle changes that take place in the making of an image", she explains. Ren Bo has held exhibitions of her work in China, the United States and a number of European countries, including Austria, France, Spain and Germany.

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