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Nishikigoi

Nishikigoi

Nishikigoi

Nishikigoi

In the photos above, my artwork “Nishikigoi” can be seen hanging in the entrance lobby of Nan Gallery, Taipei. The first Western artist to exhibit at the gallery, which was one of the first in Taiwan, founded 30 years ago.  The work is currently with Der-Horng Gallery (http://www.derhorng.com/en/index.php), my representing gallery in Tainan.

The word koi comes from Japanese, simply meaning “carp”. It includes both the dull grey fish and the brightly colored varieties. What are known as koi in English are referred to more specifically as nishikigoi in Japan (literally meaning “brocaded carp”). In Japanese, koi is a homophone for another word that means “affection” or “love”; koi are, therefore, symbols of love and friendship in Japan. An example of this can be seen in the short story by Mukoda Kuniko, “Koi-san”. The koi is also an often recurring symbol in Irezumi, the Japanese art of traditional tattooing.

The work in question is a photographic pigment print on hand-made cotton based fine-art paper. It comes from a series of four artworks, which are the first of new works produced under my Chinese name, with a specific focus on East Asia. It bears my official chop (seal) on the front lower right side and is signed, numbered and dated verso. Framed in wood behind plexiglas, and bordered in Chinese gold brocade, woven from 24 carat pure gold. The work is a limited edition of 3 (+1 a.p.), and measures 180cm x 125cm (framed size). The full series of four artworks can be viewed on my official website via this link.

Inversion, Perversion

Inversion, Perversion ~ the series

Inversion, Perversion ~ the series

Inversion, Perversion ~ the series

A recently created series of artworks, consisting of a mix of negative inversion and solarisation (Sabattier effect) of the digital negative.  “Inversion, Perversion” is a play of reversal, concealing that revealed, revealing that concealed, white to black and black to white, addressing the perception and conception of erotism within society, along with colour and race.  “Inversion, Perversion” brings a new perspective to classic erotism, challenging traditions, whilst at the same time using age old traditions within the process of creation and production.

A series of 14 artworks, each available in 5 editions (+ 2 a.p.).  Archival pigment prints, on Hahnemühle Photo Rag (308 g/m2).. Dry mounted with a 4 cm passe-partout, framed behind glass.  Print size is 80 cm (31.50″) x 60 cm (23.62″).  Signed, dated and numbered verso and issued with artist’s Certificate of Authenticity.

The full series of 14 artworks can be viewed HERE. For additional information or other enquiries, please e-mail me.

Abstraction ~ early works . . .

Stones

Archival pigment print on Ilford Galerie Smooth Pearl (9 mm). Available as an edition of 5 (+ 2 a.p.). Artwork measures 140 cm (55.12″) x 110cm (43.31″). Dry mounted with passe-partout boarder, framed behind glass. Signed, dated and numbered verso, with Certificate of Authenticity.

 

HiHi

Black and white archival pigment print on Duratran Opaline. Available as an edition of 3 (+ 1 a.p.). Framed against an LED back-lit white-board. Artwork measures 120 cm (47.24″) x 90 cm (35.43″). Signed, dated and numbered verso, with Certificate of Authenticity.

“HiHi” is an award winning image (Black and White Spider Awards), and is also published in “The World’s Greatest Black & White Photography, Volume 1“. Read Press Release HERE.

 

Golden Pond

Archival pigment print on Innova FibaPrint Ultra Smooth Gloss (285 g/m2). Available as an edition of 5 (+ 2 a.p.). Dry mounted with passe-partout boarder, framed behind glass. Artwork measures 60 cm (23.62″) x 40cm (15.75″). Signed, dated and numbered verso, with Certificate of Authenticity.

 

Falling Star

Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308 (g/m2). Available as an edition of 5 (+ 2 a.p.). Dry mounted with passe-partout boarder, framed behind glass. Artwork measures 60 cm (23.62″) x 40cm (15.75″). Signed, dated and numbered verso, with Certificate of Authenticity.

The above 4 artworks can be viewed online in high-resolution HERE. Available internationally via selective representives, please contact me, for additional information.

Fire In The Sky

Alien Illusion, from the Fire in the Sky series

A Japanese Lanscape, from the Fire in the Sky series

Although I am best known for my figurative works, I retain a passion for landscape, abstract and  architecture images.  Fire in the Sky is a very good example of this passion, a burning sunset against a mysterious landscape, coupled to my now signature style of long exposures and resulting motion blur, giving mysterious illusions.

Fire in the Sky is a series of 9 artworks, produced in 2007.  Each artwork is available in 5 editions, signed, dated and numbered verso, with Certificate of Authenticity.  Archival pigment prints on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Satin (310 g/m2), dry mounted and framed behind Plexiglas.  Works measure 80cm x 60cm.

The full series of 9 artworks can be viewed HERE.  Available internationally via my network of representatives. Please contact me for additional information.

Utopia

Utopia ~ the series

Utopia ~ the series

Utopia is a series of 16 artworks, produced in 2009.  In essence, they are images of a fantasy, the perfect world.  Imaginistic!  Each artwork is available in an edition of 4 (+2 a.p.).  Cross-tone archival pigment prints on Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308 (g/m2).  Dry mounted and framed behind glass.  Signed, dated and numbered verso, with Certificate of Authenticity.  Artworks measure 60cm (23.62″) x 40cm (15.75″).

Available internationally via authorised representatives, the full series of 16 artworks can be viewed HERE. Please contact me for additional information and details of your nearest representative.

The Art of Love

The Art of Love ~ the series

The Art of Love ~ the series

The Art of Love, is perhaps one of my most sexually explicit artwork series that I have ever produced. Interestingly, it is also one of the most popular.  The objective of the series was to capture the most intimate of moments and to portray them visually in a truly sensual and emotional context, rendering the explicit sexual/pornographic aspects of the images secondary.  I believe this series succeeds in this objective.

A series of 20 artworks, each available as an edition of 5.  Cross-tone archival pigment prints, printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag (308 g/m2), dry mounted, and framed behind glass to client’s specification. Signed, dated and numbered verso, with Certificate of Authenticity.  Artworks measure 80 cm (31.50″) x 60 cm (23.62″).

The full series of 20 artworks can be viewed HERE. Available internationally via selective representatives. Please contact me for additional information.

Shunga

Shunga ~ the series

Shunga ~ the series

Shunga is a Japanese term for erotic art.  Most shunga are a type of ukiyo-e, usually executed in woodblock print format.  While rare, there are extant erotic painted handscrolls which predate the Ukiyo-e movement.  Translated literally, the Japanese word shunga means picture of spring; “spring” is a common euphemism for sex.

The ukiyo-e movement as a whole sought to express an idealisation of contemporary urban life and appeal to the new chonin class.  Following the aesthetics of everyday life, Edo period shunga varied widely in its depictions of sexuality.  As a subset of ukiyo-e it was enjoyed by all social groups in the Edo period, despite being out of favour with the shogunate.  Almost all ukiyo-e artists made shunga at some point in their careers, and it did not detract from their prestige as artists.  Classifying shunga as a kind of medieval pornography can be misleading in this respect.

This photographic portrayal of Shunga is one of the very few photographic portrayals in existence.  The series consists of 26 artworks, each available as an edition of 4.  Printed on Hahnemühle Bamboo (290 g/m2), dry mounted and custom framed (Japanese themed) behind glass. Signed, dated and numbered verso, with Certificate of Authenticity.  Artworks measure 120 cm (47.24″) x 90 cm (35.43″).

The full series of 26 artworks can be viewed HERE.  Available world-wide via selective representatives, please contact me for additional information.

For The Love of God

For The Love of God ~ the series

For The Love of God ~ the series

nun is a woman who has taken vows committing her to live a spiritual life.  She may be an ascetic who voluntarily chooses to leave mainstream society and live her life in prayer and contemplation in a monastery or convent (courtesy of Wikipedia).

As the definition states, “a nun is also a women”, a female, with the same physical make-up of any other women. This series of works pays hommage to this fact, to the women within the closed domains of religious beliefs.

A series of 30 artworks, each available as an edition of 4 (+2 a.p.).  Archival pigment prints, printed on Arches Infinity Cold Press (225 g/m2).  Signed, dated and numbered verso, with Certificate of Authenticity.  Dry mounted and framed behind glass to client’s specification.  Artworks measure 120 cm (47.24″) x 90 cm (35.43″).

The full series of 30 artworks can be viewed HERE. Available world-wide via my representatives. Please contact me for additional information.

Mask

Mask ~ the series

Mask ~ the series

The mystery of a mask is age old, and this series of only 6 artworks is no exception, begging the questions of who, why and where.  Produced in 2008, each available in 5 editions.  Archival pigment prints on Bradford Rag Brilliant White (250 g/m2).  Artworks measure 80 cm (31.50″) x 60 cm (23.60″).  Dry mounted and framed behind glass to clients preference. Signed, dated and numbered verso, with Certificate of Authenticity.

The full series can be viewed HERE.  Available via selective representatives, please contact me for specific details and any additional information that you may require.

The Thinker

The Thinker

The Thinker

Inspired by Rodin, the Thinker is a series of 6 artworks, created in 2009.  Each is available as an edition of only 4 (+2 a.p.). Black and white archival pigment prints on Hahnemühle Fine Art Baryta (325 g/m2) paper.  Matted and framed.  Print measures 60cm (23.60″) x 80cm (31.50″). Signed, numbered and dated verso, with Certificate of Authenticity issued by the artist.

The complete series of 6 artworks can be viewed HERE.  Available internationally via my network of official representatives. Please e-mail me for additional information.