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863b7e05

Year

2007

Medium

Photography

Size

47 x 70 cm
18.50 x 28 in

Price

1400,00 €

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Available in two sizes:

70x46 cm. Edition 2/10 Giclee print (Hahnemuhle Muesem Fine Art) EUR 1400

100x67cm. Edition 1/5 Giclee print (Hahnemuhle Muesem Fine Art) EUR 2000

My Private Broadway-223's photobook 2, self published, Guangzhou, 2006
John Millichap (ed), 3030: New Photography in China, 3030 Press, Hong Kong, 2006
Jifan Wong & Cong, I like the city with a bit distance, Rice magazine, Guangzhou, July 2006
Joe Magliaro, ‘223’, Theme Magazine, New York, issue 11, fall, 2007
Cynthia, ‘Creative Forces in Beijing’, Milk, Hongkong, August, 2008
Xu Jinglei, ‘Lin Zhipeng Q&A’, Wallpaper.com, September 25, 2008
Sarah Fakray, ‘New faces of Beijing’, Dazed&Confused, London, December, 2008
Nicki Xiao, ‘The Third Eye on Fashion’, Design 360°, Hong Kong, N.20, March 2009
Pinko, ‘Adolescence is the most creative periods’, The Outlook Magazine, China, July 2010
My Private Broadway-223's Photobook 3, Self Published, Beijing, 2011
Mino, 'Intimate Bodies Through Lens, Surface, China, June 2011
Tristan Chen, "22.3 questions about No.223", Fashion China, China, Nov.2011
Versatile#1, Self-published, Beijing, April 2012
223, From China With Love, Bare Bones, London, Issue 9, 2012
No.223, Published by Revolution-star, Taiwan, May 2012
Travis, The Simple Connection between Photography And Sexual, PPAPER, Taiwan, June 2012
Lili Chien, Artist's Show Case: No.223, Voices Of Photography, Taiwan, Jul/Aug 2012
Satellite of Love - No.223, Published by Guangming Daily Press, Beijing, 2012
Sun Huiting, Imagination, Beijing, 2013
Ubies, Asian Creatives, PIE International Inc. Tokyo, 2013
(Documentary) Emma Tassy, LA CHINE DANS L'OBJECTIF, ARTE France, 2013
(Documentary) China Through The Lens of Youth, NHK Japan, 2014
Versatile#2, Self-published, Beijing, April 2014
GUP#43, Netherlands, 2014.
Genda#1, a+mbookstore edizioni, Italy, 2016
Snoecks 2016, Snoecks nv, Belgium, 2016
ExtraExtra#7, Netherlands, 2016
Hidden Track - No.223, Published by Editions Bessard Press, France, 2016
In Our Secret Life - No.223, Published by Hunan Literature & Art Press, 2016
Sour Strawberries - No.223, Published by Editions Bessard Press, France, 2018
Flowers and Fruits - No.223, Published by T&M Projects, Japan, 2019


About the Artist

1979 Guangdong, China

Lin Zhipeng(aka No.223) Born in Guangdong, China in 1979, Graduated from Guangdong University of Foreign Studies with major of financial English. Lin Zhipeng is a photographer and freelancer writer based in Beijing. Created in 2003, his blog “North Latitude 23” where he published everyday pictures accompanied by short texts received millions views and made him famous among the web community. Presented for ten years in group exhibitions in China and abroad , Lin’s works have also been the object of several solo shows both nationally and internationally (Walther Collection Ulm ; De Sarthe Gallery Beijing ; Stieglitz19 Gallery Antwerp ; M97 Gallery Shanghai; Delaware Contemporary Museum, etc). He has published photography books in Taiwan, France, Canada and Japan.

Lin is a leading figure of new Chinese photography emerging in the last decade, popularizing his work originally via social media and other online platforms as well as his self-published zines. Lin’s work has come to reflect and define a certain zeitgeist of the post-80’s and 90’s generation of non-mainstream Chinese youth. Amidst an otherwise conservative and often closed traditional society and cultural background, Lin’s photographs act as a collective not-so-private diary of a young generation wishing to escape the pressures from a high-stakes society and play within its limits. Faded flowers tangled with flesh tones, myriad patterns mixing with an emotional ambiguity of both love and chaos, fantasy and eroticism. 223’s works are saturated with a soft sense of carefreeness, a playful innocence, and a certain optimism amidst a hedonist lifestyle going against the expected pleasures and entrapments of the middle class dream.

Naming himself “No. 223” after the police character in Wong Kar-Wai’s movie Chungking Express, Lin also adopts a sense of the Hong Kong director’s poetic and dreamy atmosphere as well as the loneliness and mystery of many of his film’s characters. Lin Zhipeng offers his point of view on an alternative youth spirit and culture in an often conservatively Chinese cultural context. His spontaneous photographs portray a young generation who indulge in love and life, oscillating between jubilation and deep melancholy, playful sexuality and often just the simple human need to be loved in an otherwise indifferent and ever-changing society.


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