Jenn Wei makes photographs in digital and analogue. With a subtle minimalistic approach, his photos reference post-colonial theory as well as the avant-garde or the post-modern and the left-wing democratic movement as a form of resistance against the logic of the capitalist market system.
His photographs demonstrate how life extends beyond its own subjective limits and often tells a story about the effects of global cultural interaction over the latter half of the twentieth century. It challenges the binaries we continually reconstruct between Self and Other, between our own ‘cannibal’ and ‘civilized’ selves. By demonstrating the omnipresent lingering of a ‘corporate world’, he creates work in which a fascination with the clarity of content and an uncompromising attitude towards conceptual and minimal art can be found. The work is distant and taxonomic and a cool even-handed imagery is used.
His practice provides a useful set of allegorical tools for maneuvering with a pseudo-minimalist approach in the world of photography: these meticulously planned works resound and resonate with images culled from the fantastical realm of imagination. By exploring the concept of landscape in a nostalgic way, he investigates the dynamics of landscape, including the manipulation of its effects and the limits of spectacle based on our assumptions of what landscape means to us. Rather than presenting a factual reality, an illusion is fabricated to conjure the realms of our imagination.
His works establish a link between the landscape’s reality and that imagined by its conceiver. These works focus on concrete questions that determine our existence. Drives by the inspiration of David DuChemin, "Gear is good. Vision is better.
Jenn Wei combines his background as a Marketing and Multimedia alumni with his photography, he loves traveling to document unusual travelogue, he loves life in the undergrowth to create radiant macro photography, he loves the street and everything of it, he especially loves his country and complained so much about it.
When he’s not writing about himself in the third person, Jenn Wei likes to read, meditate, and pet his tarantula. He is a delayed hedonist, and hate durian. In his spare time, he shoots with his beloved film camera and donates his photography services to NGOs. He lives in KL with his uni-mate and his beloved rescue dog buried at his front yard.
He offers services in:
- Assignment based project
- Analogue (Film) based assignment
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