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The Barefoot Man, 2023. Chromogenic print. 101.5 × 127 cm

In The Barefoot Man, a man is putting his feet onto his shoes in the wild. His posture and expression implicate a sense of reluctance: he comes up with the idea of being naked in nature but can not go further after taking off his shoes and socks; he wants to feel the ground but is also reluctant to get his feet dirty. The picture shows a moment when the civilized and the animal side collide within a human being.

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