Moths to the Flame: Radiance and Rupture in the Works of Xie Nanxing
Xie Nanxing has used video since 2001 as part of his process in the creation of paintings. Xie plays video footage on a monitor and photographs the playback directly from the monitor's screen. He then transforms the photos into enormous paintings, which are infused with a strange radiance due to his process. In short, he is putting his subjects through a complex cycle of technical mediations to make us question the realism of our mediated seeing.
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