CURATED BY HAN LIYA
If the city can be compared to the human body, then the city square is like its beating heart. The crowd riding the whirlwind is like blood flowing through it. The frequent flow and encounters are random and disordered, yet serve to confirm a staggering and overlapping lifetime. Agoramania, as the name suggests, is a kind of extreme enjoyment and fascination with the crowded public place. For Peng Ke, an artist who has experienced frequent geographical and psychological changes in life, high-speed changes and crammed urban spaces have given her an abundance of sensory materials. Her images capture and reveal some of the complex symbiotic ecosystems of urban life today, the interdependence of interpersonal relationships, and the potential impact of dramatic external changes.
Peng Ke is skilled at capturing visual samples that are birthed and inspired by noisy urban settings, and the display of their psychological rhythm. More importantly, Peng Ke gives a unique tone of mist and warmth to the image. This artificial temperature, like a natural body temperature, reconciles absurd elements of the image.