Yiyun Chen is a photographer/artist, currently lives and works in Cleveland, OH, USA. Born in southern China, Yiyun was used to moving between cities, from one home to another. Wandering through city’s streets and lanes becomes at first a pastime and then a ritual for his to feel connected with the surroundings. In his work, personal experiences and compassion transfigure into gentle conversations between human settlements and the mother nature. Gloomy light from narrow windows melts into the dazzling starry night; half-deserted broken chairs emerge from flourished plants. Representational scenes in his works that seemly ordinary always intertwine with abstract details using image languages, meditation, and dreamlike textures. However, with a second look, the serenity of the objects turns the brightest color into some kind of eulogy attempting vainly to recapture something past.

Contact: yiyun@yiyunchen.com