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Propaganda ~ Inauguration and Exhibition at Taiwan Photo

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.

Propaganda Inauguration at Taiwan Photo 2012

Propaganda ~ Signing of the First Editions

Propaganda ~ Signing of the First Editions

Propaganda ~ The Artwork Series


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)

China Doll

China Doll ~ the series

China Doll ~ the series

China Doll ~ the series

China Doll, is a series of sepia toned artworks, with a specific focus on female beauty.  With a distinct air of romanticism, this series of works captures the beauty and form of the Oriental woman, whilst also retaining a strong element of mystery, perhaps even desire.  It’s for you to decide, but in whatever case, this is a classic series of works which will forever hold true to my unquenchable thirst to portray the beauty and sensuality of women.

A series of 18 artworks created in 2006, each available in an edition of 10 (+2 a.p.).  Archival pigment prints, measuring 80 cm (31.5″) x 60 cm (24″). Mounted and framed to buyers specification.  Signed, numbered and dated verso, with Certificate of Authenticity.

The full series can be viewed HERE.  Available internationally via my representatives, please contact me for additional information.

Propaganda ~ the next in series . . .

 

(1972-1976) China as Paradise

(1977-1997) Modernization

The artwork series “Propaganda” undertaken in joint collaboration with Canadian graphic artist Anthony Yang, has taken its next stage forward, with the completion of the second in the series of 12 artworks.  The series is scheduled for completion by year-end 2011, and will exhibit in 2012, with an anticipated public showing in both China and Taiwan, before exhibiting internationally.

The complete series consists of six female and six male nude figures, each with propaganda posters from a specific period in Chinese history, graphically overlaid onto the model’s bodies.  Each figure is set against its own individual background.  The nude is representational of a blank sheet of paper, an open-mind, filled by the writings and influences of the propaganda of the period in question.

Full information on the project can be found via the previous blog post, which can be accessed via the following link: http://photoconception.com/blog/?p=173E

China Girl in Portrait ~ Boxed Set of 12 Artworks

China Girl in Portrait ~ the series

China Girl in Portrait ~ the series

China Girl in Portrait ~ the series

Available as a limited edition of 12, with all 12 images included in a single edition.  Archival pigment prints, each measuring approximately 60 cm x 40 cm (23.62″ x 15.75″).  All 12 prints signed, dated and numbered verso, individually sleeved in paper, and presented in a limited edition presentation box, with Certificate of Authentication included.

The full series of 12 artworks can be viewed HERE.  Only 12 editions in total, available internationally from selected representatives.

Please e-mail me for additional information.

“Propaganda” ~ A collaborative exhibition series with Anthony Yang

The theme of this series is “Chinese Political Posters”, and consists of twelve works, each depicting a nude model (six male and six female), to which posters from a specific period in Chinese cultural history are digitally grafted onto the model’s bodies. The nude model is symbolic to neutral prejudice; a blank sheet of paper, influenced only by the images and slogans depicted within the posters, to which he/she is/has been subjected.

The full series is currently in the process of production, but once completed, will be exhibited internationally. The full synopsis on the series, including the history of Chinese political posters, can be downloaded here: propaganda.