Wang Yishu’s photographs in his latest photobook “Borderless”, taken on travels throughout China in 2016 and 2017, ask their viewers for a second look before revealing their secrets. While publisher Jiazhazi Press stresses his “shift from human beings to objects, from complexity to delightfulness”, Yishu’s perception and his peculiar way of framing his surroundings create a view of the world that is fluid, not clearly defined, and always holds potential for surreality and interestingness.
“These photographs resemble the cavities on the surface of reality, which is filled with the look of the actual world that is rather independent. […] In some settings or moments, Wang uses strobe lights to sculpt or dissect the lighting environment of the space. He produces shadows to disturb the world in the photographs.” — from the publisher’s description