Hu Jieming's solo exhibition The Things 2020 was officially opened in Magician Space on March 2rd and will last until April 17th, 2021.
The main subject of the The Things series is, perhaps obviously, “things”. The object photographed in the work is the object of the gaze, and it also exists as a subject in its own right. With his lens, Hu Jieming first attempts to capture the delicate moment when peripheral awareness of wandering within a space turns to stopping and gazing attentively—a moment of perceiving exception within the everyday.
Hu Jieming chooses to subtract where possible, allowing the “interference” and “noise” in the original picture to be removed. It allowing the final work to fully present the characteristics of physical form itself, while at the same time imbuing a sense of extreme violence to these pictures of the everyday through the formalized expression of color and image. The resulting visual experience is not the lightness we usually associate with the everyday, but rather the emotional surge and vitality that are often hidden and go undetected within daily life.