Shi Guorui: Uncanny Perceptions
Shi Guorui... Tian'anmen (2007, Unique camera obscura silver gelatin print, 119 x 234 cm). From the exhibition Uncanny Perceptions, December 1, 2007 – February 28, 2008 at Chinese Contemporary Art in both Beijing and New York. "...Since his transformation of a watchtower on the Great Wall of China into a pin-hole camera in 2004, Shi Guorui has continuously produced richly detailed photographs of landscapes and cityscapes. His photographic process is as storied as his photos are striking. The artist has completed over ten, large-scale projects, which have taken him across the globe from the base camp of Mount Everest to San Francisco’s Alcatraz. This exhibition, however, highlights new works taken closer to home – in Beijing, Shenzhen and Shanghai."