Special Art Request
Spending his time between New York and Beijing, Quentin Shih represents new school Asian photography. His elegant photographic style has conquered Asian fashion magazines, and he offers a form of Chinese “rigor” to international luxury houses, which he introduces to the archetypes of a national aesthetic tinted with State-enforced formality. In particular, the Dior fashion house has already collaborated with this talented artist, in keeping with its campaign to promote contemporary Chinese artists. Quentin Shih is like a playwright with his pictures, capable of painting true scenes, concepts set up in a theatrical manner. He always starts from a sketch, fascinated by the city and its lights. He brings down its walls and façades to invite the viewer inside. “I personally love using cinematic style to show the loneliness of people in a surrealistic way, and I really care about the lighting, color and all the elements that can help to tell a story”, tells us the artist who has us captivated with his “augmented” reality and is successfully trying his hand at filmmaking.