Sensual snapshots

Beijing photographer Lin Zhipeng is exhibiting at Saint Laurent Rive Droite
By Alex James Taylor | Art | 2 February 2023

The latest Saint Laurent Rive Droite refresh sees Anthony Vaccarello invite Beijing-based photographer Lin Zhipeng to exhibit his work in the fashion house’s Paris and LA concept stores.

Also known as No.233, Zhipeng takes his pseudonym from the lovesick police character in Wong Kar-Wai’s 1994 film Chungking Express; and like the Hong Kong filmmaker’s oeuvre, Zhipeng hones in on ethereal moments of love and human connection, saturated with ethereal colour tones. Here, lovers kiss, fish become birthday cakes, bodies float and glimpses of skin peer between nature and fruit as joyous, playful, serene moments youth culture are backdropped by China’s often conservative culture.

On show at Saint Laurent Rive Droite, a curation of images taken by Zhipeng across China, Tibet, Southeast Asia, Japan and Europe fill the space; including Skin in the Orange (2018) A Fish Wish (2019) Red Symbol (2019) Water Ghosts (2016). A selection of artworks will be available to purchase alongside an exclusive fanzine.


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