jeff kwok

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Jeff Kwok is an artist oscillating between Hong Kong, a modern city with vertiginous skyscrapers, and the landscapes of continental China with their enshrining atmosphere, which he criss-crosses in the course of his photographic journeys. Entranced by the natural splendours and architectural heritage of what was the Chinese civilisation during the dynastic period, the photographer travels to the sites of pilgrimage to testify to this past and the wealth of cultural diversity of his country. This photograph taken in June 2013 in Lijiang, a city in Yunnan province, represents the roofs of traditional houses that are commonly known as hutong. The images that he composes with extreme precision have been reworked in order to attenuate their colours. Pale images, they leave room for the imagination and can evoke memories or simply allow us to dream. In the photographer's works, juxtaposition and colour contrasts effectively enable the forms to be revealed and accentuate the depth of the landscape, with all of its magical quality.

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