Yang Li has always been concerned about the theme of “Ruins of Modern Civilization”. He tries to record the forgotten existence from a neutral perspective. Many of his works have a special background. For instance, ”404 NOT FOUND”, one of his famous series, documents his disappearing hometown, a village has never been mapped but named as a number: 404.
For FOTOFEVER 2018, 24P Studio will present a solo show entitled Western Horizon by bringing artist’s latest series that has never been exhibited. Unlike the other objective records of the civilization traces, this new series is dominated by bleak image of western China. The pictures are succinct and restrained, but they convey a warmth of emotion. Eventually, those objective scenes are connected as a subjective panorama by unified horizon.
Although his works always present little-known scenes, they have caused people’s deep resonance. Like this western trail lost in time, it represents a unique and irreplaceable period, in the meantime, it also evokes memories that are vanishing from everyone’s heart.
摄影师李扬一直以来关注“现代遗迹”这一主题，试图通过中性的视角记录那些被遗忘的存在。他的许多作品都含有特有的故事背景，譬如他最为著名的系列作品“404 NOT FOUND”，记录的是他已经消失的家乡404——一个从未在地图上出现过的，只有编号的核城。