Gu ChenChen

ChenChen’s work is concerned with the painful and often excessive search for beauty that many women are persuaded to put themselves through. She uses the tropes of advertising and fashion photography and create a twist to the story that is intended to highlight ideas to do with the cruelty women have experienced in order to render themselves perfectly beautiful in the public eye. ChenChen is interested in the philosophies behind the contemporary hunt for beauty and form as expressed in the media and how and why we like to pursue these.