Kenryou Gu – ‘Wu-Mai’

Kenryou Gu’s series ‘Wu-Mai’ – a contemporary version of Chinese traditional landscape paintings inspired by the specific beauty of air pollution.

“In Chinese there is a word called “Wu-Mai” referring as the same meaning as smog. The word originally means the storm caused by sand or dust… Sensing from this harmful yet purely white air, it’s almost like the flowing of time in a Chinese traditional landscape painting…This project started from 4 years ago as a continuous series, I still remember at that time a lot of naive thoughts from people regarding to the “Wu-Mai”. However as the time passes by, people including myself has few concern about “Wu-Mai”. It is not even about how the environment effects on our health, we have became numb towards this issue and continue our lives as nothing have happened.”

Kenryou Gu - Wu-Mai

Kenryou Gu – Wu-Mai