Yang Fudong - The Coloured Sky: New Women II (2015) – World-renowned filmmaker and video artist Yang Fudong's "The Coloured Sky: New Women II" is a series of fantastical renditions of female beauty in dreamlike contexts, as told from a male gaze. The costumes recall the 1930s -- but the scenes refer more to imagination than to any one social context.
Cai Dongdong, Target Practice (2015) – Cai Dongdong's installation "Target Practice" uses a mirror to transform one of the artist's old photographs, changing its original meaning and turning the print into a site of play. "At the moment I am most concerned about the relationship between images and a society, and how I can use art to express such relationship," Cai Dongdong tells CNN.
Shao Wenhuan - An Ant Crawling in the Garden (2013) – Shao Wenhuan's work combines painting with photography on canvas and silk, in a bid to push viewers to rethink what constitutes a photograph. Different mediums come together in a haunting, trance-like image that dances in and out of reality.
Liang Yue - Everything is Gone Evaporating (2015) – Liang Yue's abstract art combines photography and painting with a light-sensitive pigment on an aluminum board, blurring the lines between different light-sensitive mediums to create moody images.
Timur Si-Qin - The 8th Gate Sorting Processor (2015) – This striking installation by Timur Si-Qin compares K-Pop to geological process. The same way minerals are crushed and transformed into products, so too is contemporary Asian pop culture manufactured at an industrial rate -- an idea visualized by Si-Qin's mixture of sculpture and photography.
BIRDHEAD - Passions Bloom Ambitions (2016) – Chinese artist duo BIRDHEAD are another example of photographers used mixed media. Their work features a specialized wet mounting technique, overlapping photos in a collage to create collisions of time and space.
Guo Peng - Empty (2012) – On one level, Guo Peng's art is a succession of photo prints. On another, it's a commentary on photography. The arrangement and repetition of each image with subtle differences in framing, tearing, and printing have a meditative, aesthetic effect that transcends subject matter and provokes questions of form and presentation.
Wang Ningde - Watermark No. 6 (2015) – Is Wang Ningde's art a photograph? A sculpture? A painting? Something else? Wang cuts and reassembles pieces of film negatives to create a mirage-like work that resembles an abstract painting when light is shone through.
Luo Dan - When To Leave No. 8 (2015) – Luo Dan's large format landscape photographs deliberately invoke early photographic processes, physically enlarged to an arresting scale. These "New Historical" images are emblematic of a larger trend in today's art photographic discourse -- the use of an antiquated medium to make a contemporary point about imagery and time.
Wang Youshen - Long Gauze 1 Scanning (2015) – Longtime conceptual photography artist Wang Youshen has moved even further into the realm of abstraction with his latest creations.