1st Place 2019 Fine Art

The Truths

  • Prize
    Gold in Fine Art/Abstract, 1st Place winner in Fine Art
  • Photographer
    Zhou, Peng
  • Technical Info
    1s, Iso 50, 120mm / F32, Phaseone Xf Iq3 100mp Camera System / Full Frame
  • Photo Date
    2018

How many times have I asked myself if what I see and hear is the truth? People receive many stories from the outside, from daily hassles to the most important events. The answers to the stories hold diversified opinions, and there is much to be said on both sides. However, have we thought about whether these differing opinions can reflect upon universal truths? Who can offer us a firm answer? Do we actually even need an answer? These questions are deeply ambivalent to me. Eventually, I believe we must keep thinking about the pros and cons so that the walls will be dissolved.

Zhou Peng was born and raised in Shanghai. He trained as an oil painter in his early age, and he turned to commercial photography after graduating from Shanghai Theater Academy. Meanwhile, Peng had been keeping the passion for art photography. He is studying in major of M.F.A photography at Savannah College of Art and Design. Peng’s central inspiration came from Chinese philosophy, and his photos also combined with Western painting and Chinese classic aesthetic notions. He is exploring in search of new ways of thinking and making art by fusing multiple concepts into semi-abstract photo series.