The world of photography, the world itself, loses an huge talent
He chose the number 29, one month before the anniversary of his thirty years, and two months after the publication of a complete monograph published by Taschen, after sixteen monographs published under his own author’s account.
Following the steps of his defender, Ai Weiwei, Ren produced works that the Communist state considered dangerous for society. Ren asserted, however: “The political ideas expressed in my images have nothing to do with China. It is the Chinese politics that wants to be introduced into my art. One of my exhibitions has already been canceled by the Chinese government for « sex suspicion.”
“I like to represent each organ in a new, living and emotional way,” he said. In March 2014, invited to exhibit in solo for the first time in Paris by the Nue Galerie, he created on the spot an exclusive series of images with French models. “I am delighted to come and present my work in France, as it is difficult to exhibit my photos in China.” The world of photography, the world itself, loses an huge talent.