Lankairan Zhang (b.1998 China) currently lives in London. His creative thinking often uses visual images as a point of reference for a radical analysis of the systemic landscape of the political economy, exploring how he is personally and passively involved in a vision of needs beyond structuralism.
It all began with the cult of the image of the horse, the quintessential combination of human capital and animal in horse racing and Ralph Lauren, the quintessential symbol which was then elevated to a symbol of value on the map of the politics of capital. This symbolic cult seems to overcome the racial or hierarchical conflict between human and animal, but at the same time is caught up in a contemporary debate of ideas, a mutual opposition and confrontation between the serious and the playful, the transcendental soul and the inscription, the figure and the trace, the cut-in and the push away.
Medium:Photography, Embroidery, Mono print
This project is a reflection and experiment on the photographic media. I found that the visual image of photography serves as an important surface, and the real image content in the picture is an objective result under illusion, just as we identify and define the gray blank image as "sky" under the reference between elements in the picture. Through the rigid division of the content elements of the picture and the superficial substitution between the positive and negative images, the work hopes to emphasize again that our perception of the content of the picture is only based on a subjective illusion of the surface of the image.