Liu Yue (b. 1981 in Shanghai, China) started out as a painter, but he turned his focus to photography after graduation. His photographs, although outwardly simple, reveal surprising depth upon closer inspection. They manage to transform and question the essence of everyday objects. Each series is different, but many demonstrate the attention he pays to space, time, and the shapes and structural properties of objects. Yue shows the everydayness of something to reveal what makes it magical, calling into question our own perception of things. This talented young photographer has already drawn the attention of several international cultural institutions, including Paris Photoquai in 2011, organized by the Musée du Quai Branly.
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