孙彦初 Sun Yanchu "Developer Paintings" @Temple 东景缘 Beijing

May 26, 2019

Temple Gallery Beijing and M97 are pleased to present “Developer Paintings” an exhibition of new works by artist Sun Yanchu (b.1978). "Developer Paintings" presents thirty unique works never before exhibited from the artist's darkroom painting series created over the last year in cooperation with an artists residency at Temple Beijing.

 

In this ongoing series of “Developer Paintings” the artist takes on the photographic medium as the raw material for his chemical and darkroom paintings. Rooted in the traditional media of photography, Sun Yanchu’s photographs are in fact not works made by lens and camera, but made with chemistry, paper and paintbrush. After several experiments with this technique, Sun Yanchu works with brush and intuition to control the chemicals, temperature, light exposure and developing process to bring out the unique effects found in his developer paintings. The artist says the process of this creation and the results after development - the layers of black ink and color gradation effect - very much resemble traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy, which the artist has been exposed to since childhood. Sun Yanchu’s ‘Developer Painting’ works are a mixture of his passion for both traditional Chinese painting and the modern western invention of photography.

 

Sun Yanchu, 2019

Developer painting on silk gelatin silver paper 

50.5 x 60.8cm - Unique

 

Sun Yanchu, 2019

Developer painting on silk gelatin silver paper

101 x 127cm - Unique

 

Sun Yanchu, 2019

Developer painting on silk gelatin silver paper 

50.5 x 60.8cm - Unique

 

Sun Yanchu, 2019

Developer painting on silk gelatin silver paper 

50.7 x 61cm - Unique

 

Sun Yanchu, 2019

Developer painting on silk gelatin silver paper 

50.7 x 61cm - Unique

 

Sun Yanchu, 2019

Developer painting on silk gelatin silver paper 

50.5 x 60.8 cm - Unique

 

 

 

Sun Yanchu was born in 1978 in Zhoukou, Henan Province. He now lives and works in Zhengzhou. He has been awarded several international art prices, including the MIO Photo (Morumura Yasumasa) Special Award in 2010, the Lianzhou International Photo Festival New Photography Award in 2011, and the Jinan International Photo Biennale Best Photographer Award in 2012. His new exhibition will be open at Temple Gallery Beijing from May 26th.

 

Solo Exhibition

 

2018 FICCIONES, 2018 Asia Photography Project, Musée de l'Élysée, Lausanne Switzerland

2017 FICCIONES, Lianzhou Foto 2014, Lianzhou, Chin

2017 FICCIONES, JIMEI X ARLES 2017 INTERNATIONAL PHOTO FESTIVAL,Xiamen China

2017 FICCIONES, JIMEI X ARLES 2017 INTERNATIONAL PHOTO FESTIVAL,Xiamen China

2016 “The Egotist in The Darkroom”, Art Basel Hong Kong , Hong Kong, China

2014 Obsessed, Beijing Art Now Gallrey, Beijing, China

2013 Lose Soul, Lianzhou Foto 2013, Lianzhou, Chin

2011 Still Obsessed, C5Art, Beijing, China

 

Sun Yanchu, 2019

明胶卤化银 Developer painting on silk gelatin silver paper 

56 x 125.6cm - Unique

 

Sun Yanchu, 2019

Developer painting on silk gelatin silver paper 

50.7 x 61cm - Unique

 

Sun Yanchu, 2019

Developer painting on silk gelatin silver paper 

126.2 x 82cm - Unique

 

Sun Yanchu, 2019

Developer painting on silk gelatin silver paper 

50.5 x 60.8cm - Unique

Sun Yanchu, 2018

Developer painting on silk gelatin silver paper 

29 x 50.5cm - Unique

 

Sun Yanchu, 2018 

Developer painting on silk gelatin silver paper 

50.5 x 60.8cm x 2 - Unique

 

Sun Yanchu, 2018

Developer painting on silk gelatin silver paper 

50.5 x 60.8cm x 2 - Unique

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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