Yiyun Yan | Bubbly Corpse
Yiyun Yan (b. 1991, Guilin City)
Yiyun Yan’s practice is concerned with the feminine, examining female identity and going beyond the limitations of beauty to focus on the philosophical. With a keen interest in concepts of identity and social phenomena, she works mainly in the media of photography and moving image. She has just finished creating her first music video commission; and is definitely an artist to watch.
Growing up in China, Yiyun spent her school and college years studying traditional art forms. When she moved to London, and began to study at the Royal College of Art, she engaged fully with contemporary art - and especially with photography.
Bubbly Corpse(seen here) was the standout work in the 2017 collaboration between Subject Matter and the Royal College of Art, where we curated students’ work for an exhibition at the College. It was created by painstaking blowing and then photographing bubbles outside an ice-cream parlour in West London - over 300 of them, to be precise.
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