Hung Keung Limited Edition Medium Bowl
A boxed set fine bone china medium bowl designed by Heung Keung (edition of 80)
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Limited Edition Box Set of 4 Dinner Plates by Marc Standing Born in Zimbabwe, spending many years in Sydney and now based in Hong Kong, Standing's iconic and haunting paintings have developed along a complex path of progression. Driven by an innate compulsion to paint, Standing explores tension felt by a personal search for identity, embodied by complexities felt by a mass consciousness – one, which has been left with toxic traces of colonialism. Standing's works have been shown extensively throughout Australia and have also been included in prominent Australian art prizes, as well as a commission work for The Groucho Club in London, a nominee for the Sovereign Asian Art Prize, and acquired by Artbank in Australia. His work has also been exhibited in New York, London, Holland, Hong Kong, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Framed Artist: Gao Ping
Gao Ping is a traditionalist in a contemporary world. She has avidly studied Chinese traditional painting and much of her inspiration is drawn from her knowledge of those techniques and the Masters of those times. She uses these techniques with expert precision to create inner conversations and the results are contemporary paintings heavy with emotion. An introvert who battles with the fast pace of the city, she uses painting as her means of escape and communication. Much of her work seeks to bring still and calm, much of it is a journey to a less frenetic environment. Her abstract works take her away from daily noise and her ink studies are more reflective and nostalgic of her childhood and the scenes she sees around her in daily life. She is a well exhibited artist with international recognition and has been featured in “Half the Sky”, a book by Luise Guest, Manager of Research at the acclaimed White Rabbit Collection in Australia.
Faux is delighted to present a unique collection of limited edition Lightboxes by William Furniss
William Furniss is an urbanist and architectural photographer based in Hong Kong.
He was born in London in 1970. An early interest in science and design led to an engineering degree at Exeter University in England before beginning his photographic career in 1991. Initially taken with the idea of working as a portrait photographer, Furniss assisted luminaries of the London scene such Patrick Litchfield and Terry O’Neill.
In 1993 Furniss was encouraged by friends already in residence to visit Hong Kong. Deng Xiaoping had reputedly said “To get rich is glorious” and the world’s focus had suddenly swung towards China. Fully intending to continue portrait photography on arriving in Hong Kong, his work took a marked change of direction.
The alien visual landscape of Hong Kong reignited a fascination with documenting the immediate environment; the rural English landscapes of his youth now being replaced by the chaotic cityscapes of Asia. Initial simple and straight forward records on film developed into ever more complicated narratives through multiple exposures and contact sheets.
Furniss’ interest in cities led him to New York in 1999 with two years spent there developing his approach which today favors pre-visualisation of the image and camera-only manipulations to create a subjective but recognizable record of our time and a testament to the belief that cities should be vibrant, enjoyable, sustainable, democratic places that enable a positive future for us on this planet. Numerous exhibitions have been held of Furniss’ work which features in collections in Hong Kong and elsewhere. His most recent show “Reflection” being his first collaboration with French sculptor and fellow Hongkonger Polo Bourieau.
"I photograph 21st century urban phenomena.
Photography can all too easily stop at the level of appearances and go no further. My work is more than that, is it evocative of my experience, offers me consolation in spite of the times, and is a reminder to exist in the moment. The act of photography is my motivation, the outcome is a signpost to a better life.
My photography starts with a chance encounter, briefly the potential for a photograph will appear, a minute flash of what “might be”—then flicker away just as suddenly. And then the ideas come, my mind forms an optimal visual, and finally, I create those ideas in camera.
In reality a single image of mine can take years for all the right factors to come together, not just photographic factors but life circumstances too; what I am forced to create is meticulously managed serendipity. My equipment is very simple. At best camera, lens, tripod, and feet. The subjects are complicated, I must employ a simple approach to stand any chance of things making sense.
I love the crowded streets of Hong Kong but I don’t want to engage or simply snap what is obvious. I want to record unique circumstances that describe an essential component of the place. I never want to tell the whole story, better to tell the tale picture by picture.
For many years my main subject has been Hong Kong. It is a tumultuous yet highly accessible urban environment. It is constantly inspiring to me. I am grateful for the life I have led here, and seek to celebrate, preserve, and disseminate the city’s importance through my photographic work."
Limited Edition Box Set of 4 Dinner Plates by Belinda Fox Known for her breathtaking landscapes and for being one of the most exciting printmakers working in the region today, Belinda Fox moved from her native Melbourne to Singapore in 2012. Since then, her art practice has flourished and she is now represented in Sydney, Melbourne as well as Singapore and Hong Kong. "My work has always been influenced by travel, mainly in Asia - I find it very inspirational to be out of my comfort zone.” I have always used lotus flowers in my work – they have a special resonance for me. The lotus flower is a symbol of hope, being something beautiful that rises from the muddy water below and in Indian culture it can also mean transition, which is quite apt for what's been happening in my own life.
Framed Artist: Tony Scott
For over 14 years Australian artist Tony Scott has been traveling, working and exhibiting in China. His work is now informed and inspired by the architectural and cultural traces of his journey. His “New Health Plan Series and Fading Images Series” are an assemblage of concertina books and acupuncture charts found in Beijing.
1984 - Bachelor of Education: Arts and Crafts, University of Melbourne. Distinction in Painting, Graduate thesis:Three Indonesian Cultures 1974 - Higher Diploma of Education: Arts and Crafts, University of Melbourne, Major: Sculpture and Performance
Framed Artist: Guan Yi
Guan Yi was born in the ’60s, and like many of the artists who grew up in that area he holds pure cultural ideals. In the ’80s, he was even something of an avant-garde artist himself. The logo of the 1989 China contemporary art exhibition — the “No U-Turn” sign — hangs behind his headboard. In 1993 Guan started running a business. But still, driven by his personal philosophy and rabid passion for art, he later returned to the art world. Before that, aside from in the company of business acquaintances or family members, Guan rarely mentioned his love of art. After returning to the art fold around 2000, Guan Yi has put no limitations on his art collection. In 2001 he established the “Guan Yi contemporary art museum,” with his collection being referred to by Westerners as “the best way to understand Chinese contemporary art.” In 2002, Guan collected his first installation work, Huang Yong Ping’s “World Factory” — a colossal 260 square meter rendering of the Chinese map made of metal bars. Between 2003-2005, Guan Yi collected a series of works by Huang that range from 1985-2005, 16 works in all. Soon, he had become Huang Yong Ping’s top collector.
These beautifully designed plates are part of a series of collaborations for Artists' Editions at faux. There are 4 plates in each boxed set of a limited edition of just 50 sets. Each set contains a certificate signed by the artist.
Limited Edition Oval Platter byMarc Standing Born in Zimbabwe, spending many years in Sydney and now based in Hong Kong, Standing's iconic and haunting paintings have developed along a complex path of progression. Driven by an innate compulsion to paint, Standing explores tension felt by a personal search for identity, embodied by complexities felt by a mass consciousness – one, which has been left with toxic traces of colonialism. Standing's works have been shown extensively throughout Australia and have also been included in prominent Australian art prizes, as well as a commission work for The Groucho Club in London, a nominee for the Sovereign Asian Art Prize, and acquired by Artbank in Australia. His work has also been exhibited in New York, London, Holland, Hong Kong, South Africa and Zimbabwe.