Honorable Mention TOKYO-2020 Fine Art / Collage

Sahā World

  • Photographer
    Suxing Zhang

“Sahā world” refers to the mundane world in Buddhism – a world where beings live. Using the approach of diptych and visual metaphors, I try to explore interactions between the concept of “an ego, a personality, a being, and a life” documented in the “Diamond Sutra”, one of the most important and influential sutras, through the connections between the two worlds that are seemingly different, yet analogous.

Suxing Zhang is a Chinese fine-art photographer currently living in Australia. Suxing sees photographs as impressions that involve not only sheer beauty but also a wide range of emotions, and treats facial expressions and postures as the best mediums to deal with complex concepts. Suxing's photographs often involve visual metaphors and metonymies to tell stories and express emotions. Experience with painting as well as charcoal sketching has attributed greatly in his use of lighting, composition, colour, texture, and translates to the overall harmony of his visual layouts.