During my work-trip in Hangzhou in 2015, I made try-outs for an ideas for my possible Grand Canal project (Hangzhou - Beying).
At night I always walked inside shopping-malls in Hangzhou and saw the women in life size commercial posters, blasting in headlights. With my photo-graphy shrugged their faces out of context, a detail from the large billboards. When I saw the result these images moved me deeply. The unexpected beauty of angels which came from ‘earthly’ commercials. This was serendipity.
The typical colors arose partly because I photographed my angels at night and only those sat for a light had this heavenly radiance. During the day it did not work! From the outset I have recordings of my angels in a round frame captured. As the circular image is common in Chinese art. An homage to where I met them, Hangzhou!
Left photographs are in the collection of Chen Shu YoGo Design Studio Hangzhou, CN. Lilian Creemers, NL. Sharon Bish Real-Estate company, NL.