一个人的圣诞节 – 肥皂剧系列
16 x 24 inches 英寸
30 editions 限量30版
童方毕业于上海大学美术学院，曾在法国留学深造，长期活跃在绘画，雕塑，设计等艺术领域。近年来从事摄影创作，作品多次获得国际重要摄影奖项并发表于VOGUE, Yishu（典藏国际版）等国内外各大杂志。她曾是尼康国际摄影大赛的一等奖获得者。近年来作品不断在巴黎，上海，纽约，伦敦，意大利，布达佩斯，温哥华等各地展出。2019年，加拿大国家电视台CBC Arts对童方进行了跟拍专访。2020年，童方导演了一部力邦艺术港出品的微电影，并入围了多项国际电影节最佳短片奖项。
Soap Opera Series
Soap operas are staged dramas that can vividly reflect people’s lives. The stage is always full of charm for me, because its condensed structures and roughly constructed props carry the audiences from one scene to the next and eventually to their real lives. The roughness of the deliberately constructed backgrounds produces a visually non-authentic effect as well as symbolic meanings. The beauty of the concentration of life elements is also integrated with abstract feeling. I am always fascinated by what lies between the real and the surreal, which brings me a sense of freedom.
This series attempts to build artificial rooms, stage performances, and fix the camera at the same viewpoint of each scene. The camera then records these cinematic scenes, which are completed by actors re-enacting or creating a scene of daily life. While looking at theses staged scenes, audience members may see versions of themselves in the photographs or may be complete bystanders who seek their own answers to life.
The Soap Opera Series was nominated for the 10th Annual International Color Awards in 2017.
Fang Tong graduated from the Fine Arts Institute of Shanghai University and studied in France. She has had a successful career in painting, sculpture, design and other art fields. In recent years, she has focused on photography, and she has been awarded several major international photography awards. She has been published in VOGUE and other major domestic and foreign magazines. The photo ‘Swimming Pool’ won first prize in the Nikon International Photography Competition Category C in 2015. She was commissioned by Sony in 2013 as one of 20 photographers around the world to represent Sony’s camera phone. Fang Tong is a freelance photographer based in Vancouver, BC.
Fang Tong is a cinematic style photographer, as a spectator of life. Her works are embedded with an implied narrative, which is left to the viewer to resolve over time with their own imagination. Reflecting her background in classical art, the photography is carefully planned to control the frame and the expression of details, giving her work an ethos of a painter. As a bystander, Fang Tong captures the potential that photography can embody pieces with an eternal quality, thereby creating a slightly fictional world that resembles reality but transcends consciousness. Fang Tong’s passion is for her work to border on the surreal, yet hold back enough to keep it firmly in the real world. Her photos provoke audiences to create a narrative out of cinematic pictures. There may be no clearly defined story behind the scene, but there is a strong mood and atmosphere throughout the whole image. The imaginary world is strangely familiar while the narrative arc takes audiences on a hyper-visual ride through people’s subconsciousness. She nurtures the balance between the real and the surreal that pulls her audiences into the world she created, but she also allows the audience to discover their own answers.