SHI GUORUI
b. 1964, Shanxi, China. Lives and works in Beijing, China.

Regarded as one of China’s most famous photographers, Shi Guorui takes large-scale iconic photographs using the technique camera obscura with a pinhole camera. His images include the Shanghai skyline, Hong Kong skyline and the famed Bird’s Nest Stadium designed by Ai Wei Wei.

Shi Guorui’s interest in using the camera obscura method goes deeper than documenting monumental city scenes. In showing the cities, void of distraction, he steps into the realm of explaining or observing different cultures and social or political issues. The black and white, large-scale images challenge the viewer to look more closely at familiar scenes. The process of making of his photographs is as important to Shi Guorui is as the photos themselves. He looks at it as a spiritual and meditative process and appreciates the way it allows him to escape the ever-fast-growing world around us, especially in China today.
Light Frequencies: Camera Obscura Images of Hong Kong
23 Feb 2017
10 Chancery Lane Gallery proudly debuts selected artworks by Shi Guorui from his newest series "Light Frequencies - Camera Obscura Images of Hong Kong".
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Art Basel Hong Kong 2017 Booth 1D35
23 Mar 2017
10 Chancery Lane Gallery will exhibit a dual presentation of artwork by acclaimed Chinese artists Shi Guorui and Wang Keping at Booth 1D35, as well as an installation by Vietnamese artist Dinh Q. Lê at Encounters Section 5.
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Shanghai, 19 Sept 2007
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SHI GUORUI IN REWRITING THE LANDSCAPE: INDIA AND CHINA, MCCA, SEOUL
08 Nov 2013
Exhibition dates: 12 November 2013 - 02 March 2014
Rewriting the Landscape: India and China
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul

The curatorial purpose of this exhibition is to observe how representative artists from India and China recreate their own conceptualized process of reality through the idea of landscape. This is to trace and read the artist's view of the changing reality that is incited by their contact with social changes occurring to each country as much as the individual projection of the truth drawn from their thoughts and emotions.(...)
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