The Blower is the first photography book of Xinyi Cheng showing her photography practice from 2012 to 2018. Cheng’s photography has a strong connection to her paintings.
Xinyi Cheng (1989, China) lives and works between Shanghai and Paris. Drawing on Western masculine imagery, Cheng’s work focuses on an intimacy that fuses gentleness and modesty but also occasionally the grotesque and the perverse. Her paintings and their diaphanous colors have an intense atmosphere, a sensuous in-between state where identities prove fragile and fleeting.
blink at the silky space
empty windows blacked
read within another time
when trees fell down
trembling bodies asked me
did dusty water make big fat rat stammer
or lonely manner of speaking brought up reference of love?
elevated smiles a single line breakfast shaking jewelry a comforting hand cheek pulling fabrics a dog-lover’s berry rolling moles a soil hitter a rooted kid grounded socking popcorns a literally sad virus
photography by Cheng Xinyi
published by BHKM
first edition of 500
printed in Hong Kong
26 x 19.5 cm