Longyin (Gnosis) Wang is a visual artist. She was born and raised in Anhui, China. She obtained her bachelor's degree in film production from Zhejiang University of Media and Communication. Currently, she works as a photographer in Shanghai and London.
In her artistic practice, Gnosis explores various mediums including photography, video, moving image，sculpture, and mixed media. Her work is characterised by two distinct directions. The first direction involves raising questions about human consciousness from a non-human-centered perspective. An example of this is her 2020 moving image project titled "Non-neglectable Difference."
The second direction, which she has been exploring since 2022, draws inspiration from the inner spiritual states of characters she encounters in fiction or reality. She captures their enthusiasm and vulnerability within the context of their time and expresses her own metaphorical interpretation and understanding through the use of black and white film.
The untitled "616" explores the theme of the concealed idealised self beneath one's own identity, delving into an introspective journey. Gnosis believes that the connection between individuals should be rooted in shared consciousness, leading us back to the fundamental questions of existence: why are we alive? How can we embody our true selves? Through the ever-changing interplay of experiences and consciousness, we discover the essence of genuine happiness. This joy is independent of the superficial aspects of the world. Thus, the highest commendation we can give to everything is its ability to inspire introspection and enable us to feel the essence of life. The world's impact on her is akin to the delicate weightlessness of insects on bubbles—a gentle, ethereal continuation of life, where the coexistence of tenderness and indifference creates an enchanting realm. She finds enjoyment in it, yet also questions the reality of consciousness arising from the world's existence. Above all, the hidden influence of the self and the concealed idealised self beneath it subtly shape her. The tendency to retreat and struggle is a familiar response, but this time, she seeks to restore and confront it.