Best of Best 2020 / Photography / Other

The Truths

  • Prize
    Best of Best in Other / Photography
  • University
    Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Designer
    Zhou Peng

The inspirations of my abstract artworks of photography originate from classical Chinese and Western philosophy. The responsibilities of my art quest the deeply and primitive common thoughts between different civilizations to dissolve people’s estrangement. “Harmony” and “Changes” are the key points I have hitherto been worked on. My aesthetic direction has been profoundly inspired by Chinese painting— Line, Qi (Spirit-resonance and Life-movement)—and Western oil painting—Color, Light. I try to utilize the key points to mix the principles and create fresh visualization in my art.

Zhou Peng was born and raised in Shanghai. He trained as an oil painter in his early age, and he turned to commercial photography after graduating from Shanghai Theater Academy. Meanwhile, Peng had been keeping the passion for art photography. He is studying in major of M.F.A photography at Savannah College of Art and Design. Peng’s central inspiration came from Chinese philosophy, and his photos also combined with Western painting and Chinese classic aesthetic notions. He is exploring in search of new ways of thinking and making art by fusing multiple concepts into semi-abstract photo series.