I am pleased to announce the immediate release of the artwork series “Special Delivery”, which was originally produced in 2009 and is now being made available as three independent series, with each image of each series being individually unique. The theme of the series is self-evident, namely “naissance” and all it entails!
The three series in question are produced in black and white, colour and a special treatment negative version which I have termed “inversed”. Each respective print is available as an edition of 5 (+2 a.p). Print sizes vary according to the series. Both black and white and colour editions are available in both 60cm x 40cm and 80cm x 60cm, whilst the inverted editions are 100cm on the longest edge. Each are archival pigment prints, signed, numbered and dated verso and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist.
The three series in question are now listed chronologically (2009) on my official website and can be viewed via the following links:-
The artworks entitled “Ethnicity” have just been released in three series, entitled “Ethnicity One, Two and Three” respectively. Each series had 24 works and each work is available as an edition of 5. Each work is available in two sizes, specifically: 40cm x 60cm and 60cm x 80cm. Regardless of size, each work will be strictly limited to an edition of 5 in total. The works are black and white toned archival pigment prints on Hahnemuhle FineArt Baryta paper. Matted and framed to museum standard.
As the title suggests, “Ethnicity” is intended as a figurative study of ethnic origin and interaction (not to be confused with “race”). An interesting comparison of the difference between “ethnicity” and “race” can be found via the webpage entitled “Ethnicity vs. Race”. The three artwork series can each be viewed via the respective links: Ethnicity One, Ethnicity Two and Ethnicity Three.
On 4th October 2012 my artwork series “Propaganda” was inaugurated at the VIP preview of Taiwan Photo, staged in Taipei, Taiwan. Photographs of the inauguration can be seen via this link and additional photographs of the Taiwan Photo Art Fair can be viewed via this link, both of which are albums shown on my official Facebook page. The series consists of 12 artworks, each depicting a nude figure (6 female and 6 male), upon which propaganda posters of the period in question have been super-imposed. Each figure is depicted against a representational back-ground of photographic/graphic origin. Each artwork is available as an edition of 4. Measuring approximately 100cm on the longest edge (depending upon the artwork in question). Specific details are shown on the image above.
The series is a unique way of presenting the influential imagery and messages used by the government to influence the thinking and mind-set of the population of the People’s Republic of China during the respective periods. A full explanation of the series in the form of PDF documents, can be found via these links: Propaganda (English) and Propaganda (Chinese).
Subsequent to Taiwan Photo, the artworks will exhibit be the subject of gallery exhibitions in Taiwan, and subsequently at public Museums in both Taiwan and Mainland China. The series will also be exhibited at selective gallery venues in Singapore and Hong Kong.
The full series can be viewed in high-resolution HERE.
My long awaited artwork series “Propaganda” will inaugurate on the 4th October 2012 at the VIP preview of Taiwan Photo. Taiwan Photo is the country’s only international photographic art fair, and opens to the public the 5th October 2012 through to the evening of 10th October. The fair is only in its second year of existence, but has received significant patronage with major international galleries notably from Japan and Europe, participating along-side local Taiwan and Mainland Chinese exhibitors.
Propaganda is one of two featured solo exhibitions, organised by representing gallery 1839 Contemporary Gallery. Propaganda will subsequently feature as a solo exhibition in 1839 CG, and is also scheduled for public exhibition in major museum venues in both Taiwan and Mainland China.
Detailed information on the artwork series and the history of Chinese propaganda posters in general, can be read HERE (in English) or HERE (in Chinese)
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 Muk?da 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.
Perhaps you have never heard of “Squid Who”, because until recently I hadn’t either. However, one of the followers of my work, who herself is a talented artist, has created an entry for myself, which can be found HERE. The entries are updated on a regular basis and it’s quite interesting for me to see somebody’s perspective on their presentation of a wide cross-section of my works.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Almost all of us at some stage in our lives are a “Prison of Love”, and this series of 14 artworks pays homage to that fact.
Produced in 2006. Hand-toned archival pigment prints on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Satin (310 g/m2). Each artwork available in an edition of 5 (+2 a.p.). Artwork measures 60 cm (23.62″) x 40 cm (15.75″). Dry mounted and framed behind glass with pass-partout boarder. Signed, dated and numbered verso, with Certificate of Authenticity.
The full series of 14 artworks can be viewed HERE. Available internationally via selected representatives, please contact me for additional information.
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 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.