TOKYO-2020 Portfolio / Personal

Geometric Abstraction

  • Prize
    Gold in Portfolio/Personal
  • Jury Top 5 Selection

    Susan Baraz Just a fantastic eye and great presentation. There's a cohesion of images and style, which is key to me. Love this! So well done.

  • Photographer
    Gigi Chung
  • Technical Info
    Hasselblad X1d
  • Photo Date
    June 2020

Abstraction begins in reality. Capturing architectural abstracts involves pattern recognition; feeling the rhythm of the built environment. Influenced by Piet Mondrian and Mark Roktho, this collection of images presents facades in geometric shapes placed in a non-illusionistic space. The non-objective compositions embrace vibrant colors, light and shadows to create energizing paredolias. My project intent is to seek the essence of the architecture by simplification and fragmentation and encourage viewers to reflect on the psycho-spatial relationship between humans and the built environment.

Gigi Chung is a fine-art photographer specializing in abstract architecture and portraiture. Her first solo exhibition at Hasselblad Japan Tokyo Store Gallery In February 2019. Her works have been curated into the inaugural Monochrome exhibition at The Glasgow Gallery Of Photography in 2019. She has exhibited in Athens, Chania, Cormons,San Francisco, Vermont, Portland, Greensville, Taipei, London and New York. Her "Emergence" series has been curated into Kyotographie KG+2020 featured exhibition. She is a contributing writer to Medium Format Magazine and Tagree online magazine.