ARTISTS >  HAN Lei | 韩磊

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Spiral螺旋
 

For the past two years, Han Lei has been experimenting with grating plates to create three-dimensional images; a process the artist finds as intriguing as traditional media such as silver gelatin prints. His enthusiasm for this particular material and his investigation into it diversifies the artist’s understanding of “moving images”, giving birth to more creative possibilities.

Through a variety of imagery of various genres from vernacular images to photographic objects to landscapes to portraiture, Han Lei’s lenticular photographs enable the viewer to observe what the artist calls “transient instants”, static moments that might vanish are otherwise extended, given motion and dynamism. The artist presents the time lapse of those “transient instants”, showing how after appearing for a brief second they would be disappearing into a new silhouette or swallowed by immense shadows or colors.

近两年间,韩磊尝试使用了光栅板创作立体图像。对他而言,光栅是一种可以堪比银盐相纸的传统材料,对它的持久热情和实验满足了艺术家对“动感图像”的多种理解,更多创作的可能性在逐步适应着这一材料的特征。

在本次展览《螺旋》中,韩磊整合了一些类型化影像,佚名者的影像或更接近摄影的图像。透过光栅,你可以看到一些“经过”的瞬间,他计算它们被“经过”的时间,一些形象在空间中停留片刻会立刻消失在新的形象中或被一些巨型光斑吞没。