Year | 2011
Size | 67 x 100 cm
Material | Inject print on RC paper
Ren Hang was a Chinese photographer and poet best known for his nude photographic portraits of his friends. Hang’s work is significant for its representation of Chinese sexuality within a heavily censored society. His art trajectory was backed by the famed contemporary Chinese artist, Ai Weiwei, who included Hang in his 2013 Netherlands show, ’Fuck Off 2 The Sequel’, and curated the photographer’s 2014 exhibition in Paris. Ren’s erotic, playful and casual yet provocative expression made him rise to fame worldwide. Hang had suffered from depression. On February 24, 2017, official reports state that he took his own life in Beijing, China.