There are two main themes in Ziqian's work. The first theme is about the symbiosis between human beings and nature. To some extent, it can be said that human beings and the rest of the natural world are equal - we live in the same world, breathing the same air. In her work she tries to find a state of harmony between humans and nature, full of peace and emotion.
The second theme is about perspective.
In her work, the image in the mirror represents the idealized world she wishes to live in, and the integration with the outside is just a reminder to respect and recognize the imbalance in the real world.
In her work, she wishes to give the audience a small world that is calm but not flat. She wants to show women outside their soft and delicate and inner strength.
One reason she chooses self-portrait is because it is the best way for her to communicate with herself and to get to know herself better.
Chine , 1990
Born in 1990 in China, graduated from the University of Technology Sydney in 2015, started photography in 2018, based in Shanghai.
All of her work is a self-portrait. In her work, she combines her body, plants, and mirror images, constantly exploring the balanced state of peaceful coexistence between humans and nature. In terms of visual presentation, she is keen to create quiet images with a sense of rigor and order. Her works intentionally rarely show her face because she wants the viewer to imagine that the body in the picture can be anyone. Different viewers will have different perceptions of her works, which is what she finds most interesting and exciting about photography.
Paris, 17-18-19 May 2019, Ethereal: A Daily Poetry
Hong kong，29 March to 28 April 2019, Exhibition of Photography in Reality and Instagram Continuum.
London & Rome, July 2020, House of the Rising Light, Dorothy Circus Gallery
Los Angeles, Dec. 2020 to June 2021, Women.On.Women, Galerie XII LA