The Taihang Mountains stretch along the central plain of China as a forgotten piece of history, wild, beaten by the winds, beautiful and desolate. Civilizations passed there without leaving a visible trace. By photographing sandbars in very close-ups, Gao Hui lets the viewer find the keys, symbols, interpretations.
Among Mountains and Rivers, 2013
"Standing on the peak of plateau, you find the height of nature and appreciate the top of spiritual world as well. The grand scenery of life is opened starting from here."
What is constructed in his images are undoubtedly mountains and rivers of his imagination. By incorporating symbol elements such as birds, figures, monks and buildings, he forces the viewer to gaze at them so that he can spread his philosophical considerations on freedom, belief and "man as a measure of nature".