Chen Wei Lost Things, 2009 Archival Inkjet Print 75 x 100 cm Edition 1 of 3 + 1 AP Chen Wei is a story teller. Through his photographs he stages fantastic worlds of images, creates dark, isolated scenes and situations, such as a derelict well or a man sitting in a cloud of smoke from his own cigarette. Whatever the scene, Chen Wei shows the human being – or makes us sense his presence – in relation to his environment. Chen Wei’s photographs are complex compositions of individual interacting elements that open up a multitude of possible interpretations. Their titles, too, are part and parcel of the narrative web woven by Chen Wei, often underscoring life’s complexity with more than a slight touch of black humour.