Digital media power by Du Zhenjun
The Chinese, Shanghai and Paris-based artist Du Zhenjun has a background in classical painting and sculpture, but he believes that digital media is the most relevant way of making art.
He said that digital media is “a way of working on the dimension of power inherent to a society of information and new technologies.”
Du Zhenjun is considered one of the pioneering digital artists in China and he is known for his interactive new-media installations and digitally manipulated photographs.
Some of his images are sourced from mass-media outlets, news, and television. His works deal with tragedy and what Du Zhenjun considers the universal human condition.
One of his best-known series, “Tower of Babel” (2010), is comprised of minutely detailed composite photographs featuring scenes of pollution, destruction, violence, and political unrest.
Images courtesy of Du Zhenjun