Yi Chen

Nearly Natural

Cloud (No. 1-5)  Dimensions Variable  2019

Cloud (No. 1-5)

Dimensions Variable


Addressing the thin line between nature and artifice in urban environments, Chen’s project explores the ways that lived reality is engineered through landscape design and architecture. Printed at varying scales, his photographs create their own sense of place, yet they are often manipulated digitally or shot in studio environments—thus evoking a sense of deep alienation through both form and content.