The intimate, enchanting art works of self-taught artist
Ziqian Liu is a Chinese independent photographer born in 1990. Ziqian is currently based in Shanghai.
All of her work is a self-portrait, she wishes to give the audience a small world which is calm but not flat. She wants to show women outside the soft and delicate and inner strength. The reason for choose self-portrait is because it is the best way for her to communicate with herself and to get to know herself better. It can inadvertently record the different moments of appearance it is also belonging to a kind of keeping diary but in the form of pictures.
There are two main themes in Ziqian's work. The first theme is about the symbiosis between human beings and nature. To some extent, it can be said that human beings and the rest of the natural world is equal, we live in the same world, breathing the same air, mutual tolerance. In her works, she tries to find a state of harmony between humans and nature, and full of peace and emotion, because, in this state of symbiosis beauty will be most embodied.
The second theme is about perspective. Things we are familiar with often remain in a fixed image, but she is trying to convey through her work, to look at the same thing from different angles, there will be different findings. This is not only for things but also for understanding others and our hearts.