June 2015Featured Artist
Jonas Yip — re:place
“re:place” explores the idea of place, both physical and temporal, what defines these places, and how these places are replaced over time: what do we retain of an actual place in our memories? These are photographs that ostensibly document daily life, but the details which root an image in time and place are stripped away to reveal the subject’s essentialness: a feeling, an atmosphere, a memory. What’s left are moments that suggest stories, fragmented and unfinished, and ultimately left for the viewer to complete.
Jonas Yip is an award-winning photographer and musician based in the Los Angeles area. His fine art photographic work has been exhibited internationally and has been published in a monograph, Paris: Dialogues and Meditations (Nanjing University Press, 2008), in collaboration with renowned poet and scholar Wai-lim Yip. An exhibition, “Paris: Dialogue”, featuring photographs and poems excerpted from the book, recently traveled through Taiwan, China and Hong Kong and was also exhibited at the San Diego Museum of Art and most recently at the University of California, San Diego. The photographs and poems from the series have been accepted into the permanent collections at the San Diego Museum of Art in San Diego, CA and the National Museum of Chinese Literature in Beijing, China.
Jonas lives near the beach with his wife and daughter.