Ying Chen

Torso I
2018
Canson photo rag smooth paper
59.4 x 84.1cm

Torso is a body of work that explores the idea of what people say does not always accurately reflect what they are. Many of us express ourselves verbally in a way that modifies, filters and censors our true thoughts. I use photography to attempt to record this silent language of the inner self, and aim to show people more precisely through photographed physical expressions.

Photography is predominant in portraying the essence of a person disclosed through body language at a particular moment in time. It can capture a physical expression that might last only a second otherwise might go unnoticed in the stream of a person’s movement.

Torso II
2018
Canson photo rag smooth paper
59.4 x 84.1cm

Torso III
2018
Canson photo rag smooth paper
80 x 53.3cm