The human figure in the landscape
Coming to Gansu, Tianshui in particular for a short residency for this Biennale, Tian Ye shows us that men and nature have a long history here, they have been fighting for survival either together and succeeding or one against the other and paying the price of discord. This relationship is expressed with talent but also with heart and mind. The visual tool of photography is used by Tian Ye to express and show his concern for a strong relationship between us and the place we live in. It is then not surprising when he uses animals to express human postures and feelings, maybe the animal world has known the importance of environment for longer than us.