ShanghART Gallery 香格纳画廊

Heavy Oncela
Colour inkjet print
Epson ultragiclee print
84(H)*121(W)*5cm | IMAGE 74*111cm
Edition of 6 + 1AP

Singapore artist ZHAO Renhui brings his five photography works for EDIT: Image Fetish and Phobia in September 2012: Flock of Ocean Munias, The Glacier Study Group -- Expedition#11, Recent Species of The New World -- Varient #12, Heavy Oncela and Siberian Tiger Forest Park. Natural scenery and zoology are the primary subjects ZHAO Renhui represents in his works. Preternatural scenes and fabulous serene atmosphere provoke audiences’ endless conjectures. His work is based on the concept of doubt and uncertainty. By testing the limit and the principles behind the dissemination of knowledge and the acceptance of truths, all the works convey his deep-rooted thinking on image editing.


An uninhabited island in the Indonesian archipelago first visited by scientists only in 2005, Pulau Pejantan (also known as Sand Forest island) has recently drawn increasing attention from researchers for its extremely unusual geological features and remarkable biodiversity. Two distinct environmental regions--a central semi-tropical forest, ringed by pale white sand dunes dotted with geothermal oddities like the extraordinary Black Geyser--harbor some six hundred species of fauna, roughly seventy percent of which exist only on the island.

Pulau Pejantan provides scientists with an extraordinary opportunity to study what is essentially a closed ecological system. Conditions are difficult for observation on the remote island. Its peculiar hydrological activity and location in the doldrums of the equatorial region along the Java trench combine to produce a thick blanket of fog that covers its landmass essentially from sunrise to late afternoon, 365 days a year; as a result, much of the work must be done in poor light.

Detail pictures:

Related Exhibitions:
The Modern Look, Modern Art Base, Shanghai 04.22, 2017 -06.03, 2017
EDIT: Image Fetish and Phobia, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai 09.05, 2012 -10.05, 2012

Singapore Art Museum