chen man, east and west

all reality is a phantom, all phantoms are real.” (chen man  陳漫 , beijing, china)

chen man je fotograf, grafički dizajner i slikar. iz kine, iz pekinga. rođena 1980. u mongoliji. lepa (radi i kao model), obrazovana, uspešna, autentična i ima šta da kaže. pogledaj prvo video dole. dobro ga pogledaj:

 chen man: east-west” at l.a. louver, 2014

kada kažemo kina danas , većina nas pomisli na zemlju koja se vrtoglavo brzo i snažno otvorila prema svetu. prema materijalnom, zapadnom svetu, pre svega. i pomislimo kako više ne nose ama baš svi kinezi ista odela, ne voze bicikl, ne jedu pirinač i ne drže samo restorane i prodavnice nepotrebnih, jeftinih stvari, ako uspeju da odu iz kine. chen man je jedna od onih iz ove velike i magične zemlje koja će nas podučiti da je kina mnogo, mnogo više od ovih stereotipa. chen man o ovim našim stereotipima govori i sa ironijom i sa razumevanjem. živi između kine i usa. između istoka i zapada. između tradicije i novog. i zna, vrlo dobro zna da smo svi različiti. i da smo svi isti. i da novac ne rešava sva. nigde. pa, ni u kini. ističe da je presedan uticaj na nju imaju drevne kineske filozofije, mnogo više nego zapadna kultura i materijalizam, čiji uticaj, međutim, ne poriče. njen stil je eklektički, odražava mnoštvo uticaja pod kojima stvara i živi…

chen man je odrasla u skromnom delu pekinga, u jednoj o donih uskih, pretrpanih, sporednih ulica. već sa dve godine crtala je miševe koji su carevali po kući, a kako su roditelji zapazili da su ti crteži prilično dobri odveli su je kod jednog starog majstora tradicionalnog slikarstva da je podučava. majka je bila lekarka, a otac grafički dizajner koji je pravio revolucionarne postere ogromnih dimenzija. “new york times” je za chen rekao da je pionir vizuelne revolucije u kini. izlaže širom sveta. sarađuje sa najvećim časopisima i brendovima. i govori! ona nije nemi fotograf.

Chen Man<br><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> 12 Chinese Colors: Eosin 1, 2011<br><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> c-print<br><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> 76 3/4 x 51 1/4 in. (195 x 130 cm)<br><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> Edition of 7, 3 A.P.

chen man, 12 chinese colors: eosin 1, 2011

 

as nothing more than a simple person, i have no power to change the future of mankind or myself. i sincerely hope that communication between people on a spiritual level will see great developments, and not just in numbers or statistics, but something we can all see with the naked eye. not just in form either, but a true balance of idealism and materialism, and worldly recognition of the true beauty of traditional chinese life. only if the majority of people live life in this manner will the world be a beautiful and peaceful place to live, people will have clean air to breath and fresh water to drink, and mankind will be able to attain an ideal and harmonious future.  (chen man, interview)

 

Чен Ман Лонг Ливе Домовина

chen man, long live the motherland, shanghai no. 1, 2010

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“after all, nobody knew how to appreciate picasso’s paintings until after his death. sometimes an artist’s job is to stir up controversy. i’d rather my work be criticised than neglected.” (chen man)

Avant-garde magazine covers photographed by Chen Man for i-D magazine.

Avant-garde magazine covers photographed by Chen Man for i-D magazine.

whatever the weather issue, i-d magazine celebrates 2012 – the year of the dragon with these portraits, photographed by chen man

sites:

http://www.chenmaner.com

http://chenman.vincentshi.com/

 the new generation should stop imitating western, japanese and korean culture, heritage from “old china,” political pop, the played-out symbols of the cultural revolution, and so forth. it’s about time for the new generation to build their own aesthetic and moral language.

(chen man for jing daily“)

here are two kinds of beauty – natural beauty and inner beauty. i believe the combination of natural beauty and inner beauty is what human should strive for, otherwise we may as well go back to being tribal. what people perceive and believe to be “environmentally friendly” determines the fate of our world. our world has become driven by materialism, and therefore it’s ever more important to promote the ideological conception of “harmony” – using minimal resources and maximum intelligence to create a better world. this is what our world needs. my goal is to present this ideological concept of “harmony” with visuals in my work to make it more understandable for people.

(ibidem)

self china magazine, may 2015, sophie marceau by chen man

Outside Inside the Dream, 2012 Copyright Chen Man. Courtesy of L.A. Louver

outside inside the dream, 201o, chen man

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