Pixy Yijun Liao

Born 1979 in Shanghai, China. Lives and works in Brooklyn, USA.

Pixy Yijun Liao (2)

Experimental Relationship

In 2008, Pixy Yijun Liao graduated from the Memphis College of Art with a master’s degree in photography. She currently lives and works in New York. Her photographs appear to be a series of fragments of daily states in private spaces or bedrooms, but they are actually staged photographs exploring an experimental relationship through the age difference between her and her foreign boyfriend. They use various poses to explore and challenge existing, traditional relationship models, and they use their identities to challenge customary sexual roles. At the same time, the bodies we perceive are visual representations of their values. Here, the self is banished to another civilization that is hidden from modernity, where direct visual experience allows us to appreciate the diverse forms of different cultures and individual tastes and arrive at a balance between a variety of human states.

Text: Feng Boyi