Based in Shanghai and New York, Jiaxi Yang and Zhe Zhu are a photography and set design duo who focus on still life and architecture. The pair share a profound obsession with physical forms and the rawness of materials, which gradually led them to define and evolve their distinct aesthetic together.



Inspired by a childhood game that Jiaxi used to play, their recent series named Retouch creates new forms from objects that have been abandoned. By stacking together things that fall into disuse, the artists have remade them into sculptural installations, bringing them back to life.

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