This year, ZETO ART will present the curatorial project “A Daydream” with two photographers, Huang Xiaoliang and Yu Zhuo.
Born in 1985, Huang Xiaoliang is now working and living in China. He is skillful in projecting shadows and layering images, which help him to explore the boundaries of photography. Born in 1990, Yu Zhuo is a young photographer, this is his third time at Asianow with ZETO ART. He injected enormous energy, which comes from his fear and stress, into seemingly quiet and dark images.
Giving us a feeling of dreaming in daytime, “Daydream” is a sensory and psychological description of these photographic works and provides us a suffocatingly surreal feeling.
As a psychological concept, daydreaming shows people’s tendency to create illusions. Freud once said that people want to hide their inner suppressed desires. But for these two artists, daydreaming is a photographic language to create illusions, through which they guide us immediately into a magical, interesting and complex world.
Why is it a daydream rather than a night one? The reason could be that it is a dream out of sleep and it is a state where people are unconscious while they are actually awake. However, this unconsciousness is more capable of delivering real emotions and it helps us to evoke an imagination of the future, or the memories of the past. The daydream has deleted time, as did the works of Huang Xiaoliang and Yu Zhuo, in which we can rarely perceive the trace of time. These photos of daydream make us to forget the day and night, which is a simple passage of life.