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Photography (MA)

Jianheng Xu

Jianheng Xu (b.1998, China) is currently creating his artwork mainly through photography and performance. Influenced by his own upbringing and the overwhelming impact of virtual images online, his artworks focus on issues of identity. He uses performances as an important art language to reconstruct the narrative logic of the images and create more space and depth for interpretation.

Degree Details

School of Arts & HumanitiesPhotography (MA)RCA2023 at Truman Brewery

Truman Brewery, F Block, Ground, first and second floors

A man's body is tied with a tape measure and his legs are leaning against a sofa learning to dance.
A man is about to fall in front of a mountain of cardboard boxes, but he looks like he's dancing as well.
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A man lies on a table with food, the tablecloth is woven from clothing, and he holds up a candle looking into the candle flame.
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A man buries his past self, he holds up a glass of wine and looks with relief at the mound of earth that bought his past self
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A man wearing only his underwear dances leisurely in a rubbish room.
Text: Like a Joshua tree, sprawling at will in a blue.