die Schliche kennen was the exhibit done by Adoi Liang at the Robert C. Turner Gallery at Alfred University in Alfred, New York on April 30th 2016. Liang is a Chinese New Media artist who creates work in all medias from graphic design, print making, video production, and bookmaking with a Bachelor’s in Digital Merida arts from Beijing Forestry University in China and a Master’s in Electronic Integrated Art from Alfred University in New York. His main tools are programs from the Adobe Suite, such as Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects, basic programming in C++, Html, and CSS, and some 3D modeling using 3ds Max.
Among the serial series of works displayed, one set of photos stood out. Magenta Corner Societies by Liang was a series of digital prints on water color paper. What really grabbed my attention was the vibrant colors of each of the prints.
The photos on this series are very well taken establishing shots. Shots like these remind me of the opening exterior shots of some TV shows, showing the viewer where the next scene is about to take place.
What can be applied to my future work in the DMA program would be to have very well established, exterior shots of buildings to introduce the setting of the upcoming scene. Also to take in the idea of the lights and color of the shot to set the tone and mood for the piece.