Less Icon, black-and-white photograph, 2016
The series of black-and-white photographs Less Icon questions on the standard of female beauty in Chinese society that turns women to become having the same mode of appearance through so many generations. The visual appearance of this work accentuates to refuse to be the “beauty” that is closed to the dominant social standard of female beauty, which has been passed from the past to present.
In my self-shooting photography works, my face is covered by the paste with flour and water for not showing my identity. Through this group of the pictures, I want to pose the question of the identity of the women who do not have any their personal features after cosmetic surgeries like many Chinese Internet celebrities. To refuse to represent femininity that appears in Chinese Internet celebrities’ selfies for sex appeal, I create the images of myself with the powerful and terrifying atmosphere.