Cai Dongdong/蔡东东

Size/220 x 270 x 15mm
92 pages, Hardcover, Leatherbound
First Edition: 500,published in Nov. 2015
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尺寸/220 x 270 x 15mm

Cai Dongdong, born in Tianshui Ganshu in 1978, enlisted in 1996, studied at Beijing Film Academy in 2002. Now he lives and works in Beijing. He was awarded the first prize of the 3rd premio Terna prize in 2010. He awarded as TOP 20 of Chinese New Photographer Award in 2015.

Statement by the artist
These works were sourced from my photos taken in these years. They were piled up like chicken ribs, so I operated on them, like a surgeon. I applied various methods according to different pictures: engraving, rubbing, curling, or making a photography installation with other objects. I tried all I can to save these pictures by giving them new meanings. Each picture was printed by hand. I looked them over and over to explore their inner dramatic structures, or even another space. When the image is regarded as a pure object, the print becomes a tangible place.

蔡东东,1978年出生于甘肃天水,1996年入伍, 2002年就学于北京电影学院,目前生活工作于北京。他于2010年获得意大利“第三届特尔纳(Terna)当代艺术奖”一等奖;2011 年参加意大利UNIDEE艺术基金会驻留项目;2014年获选南方报业集团《ART289》杂志年度新势力;2015年获得TOP20中国摄影新锐奖。