Uncharted by Wang Juyan. First edition (2019). First impression (one of 500) hardback in new condition. Flat signed by Wang Juyan. No markings. This is a new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
“The world is everything that is the case,” begins Ludwig Wittgenstein’s influential philosophical work Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus. Several lines from the work are littered throughout Chinese photographer Wang Juyan’s photobook “Uncharted ” with its thick and dark black-and-white photographs of natural landscapes. The multi-layered book design, which combines fold-outs, several booklets, page-spanning layouts and circle-shaped cut-outs into a dense, overwhelming construct, obfuscates any notion of beginning and end and turns the book into a journey into the unknown. As Wittgenstein’s work concerns the limits of language and science to grasp reality, so Juyan’s book seeks (and perhaps attempts to overcome) the limits of photography. An astonishing book.
Born in Beijing, Wang Juyan is an image artist currently based in London. Wang earned his BA in London College of Communication. He has exhibited widely between China and Europe, including Foam Museum (Amsterdam), Beaconsfield Gallery (London), Base Milano (Milan), Singapore International Photography Festival (Singapore) etc. and was selected as Foam Talent in 2017. The unique visual language of Wang’s work heightens the ambiguities and the historical sublime in his large-scale landscape.
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