Feiyi Wen was born and educated in Beijing, China. She studied photography at Beijing Film Academy. She’s an artist who works with different mediums such as photography, moving image, installation and sound art. She has recently graduated from Royal College of Art with an MA in photography, in London.
Feiyi has consistently improved her artistic practice both academically and through engagement as a part of the wider global artistic community through her Bachelors and Master of Fine art. Her work has been featured in exhibitions in her home country of China, as well as exhibitions in France, Georgia, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada and South Korea. Some of the recent highlights have been her inclusion in the Street Photography BP spotlight at the Tate Britain, and ‘The Ones we Love ‘ Exhibition and book release. Additionally, and she has been shortlisted for the Leica Barnack Newcomer Award, Magenta Flash Forward and selected as one of the FotoFilmic 15 travelling exhibition winners. Her first dummy book ‘ In a Manner of Speaking’ was selected for the Offprint London at Tate this May.
In a Manner of Speaking (8am, 8pm)
The constant concern of my work has been to investigate the possibilities of creating an artistic language from the context of everyday life. Curiosity is the essential attitude underlying my approach to life, and also as the cornerstone of my artistic practice. By capturing or investigating the particular silent moments in everyday life, I’m exploring the relationship that exists between absence and existence. I believe in a ‘ poetry’ that exists under the skin of everyday objects.
Self-conscious engagement is an important part of my artistic practice, and I’m trying to use different sensation to achieve poetic engagement in my work as well. Photography, as a medium struggling with authenticity, offer varies possibility and playfulness between reality and illusion.
The curiosity of everyday objects and spontaneous resonance, the subtle connection between each other, the meticulous observation, makes the banal everyday into a world presence as kaleidoscope. Through seeing objects out of any context, I hope to recapture the poetic quality and bizarre nature of everyday life that has been lost through a desire and drive to categorize, analyze and sort chaos. One aspect that is of special interest in the role that dreams play in creating a critical response through montage. By taking objects outside the linear story of a single experience, I hope to recapture the strangeness and ethereal quality of a dream through my own art practice.
To see more of Feiyi’s work, check out her website.