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Faux is delighted to present a unique collection of limited edition Lightboxes by William Furniss
William Furniss is a 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."
Faux is delighted to present a unique collection of limited edition Lightboxes by Amy Cheung
Amy Wan Man Cheung is a conceptual artist and has produced large-scale works. Born and raised in Hong Kong, she received a B.A. in art history and fine art from Goldsmiths College in London and an M.F.A. from the Slade School of Fine Art of the University of London. She represented Hong Kong in the 2007 Venice Biennale, and in the same year she received the "Outstanding Young Artist Award" from the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. She was awarded a grant in 2010 from the Asian Cultural Council to participate in an international residency program in New York and to meet artists and curators around the United States.
A boxed set of 4 fine bone china sinner plates by Cary Kwok (edition of 30)
Cary Kwok is a London and Beijing based artist well know for his exquisite ballpoint pen drawings. Born in 1975 and raised in Hong Kong, he moved to London to further his studies in the mid 90s spending six years at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design studying fashion at BA and MA levels. A fascination with fashion, period costumes, footwear and sexuality forms the nucleus of Kwok’s subject matter; the diversity of styles and street fashion of London, as well as period films, also influence him greatly. Subjects range from explicit male nudes to period portraits and still life.
And hairstyles and shoes are among his favoured subjects with work often subtly alluding to issues of race, ethnicity, culture, gender and sexual equality. Cary is represented by Herald St Gallery in London and has exhibited internationally in London, New York, Miami, Tokyo, Geneva and Zurich, including shows at Galerie Emanuel Perrotin, Miami; Attention to Detail curated by Chuck Close at FLAG Art Foundation, New York; Rude Britannia at the Tate Britain, London; Taro Nasu, Tokyo and Hauser & Wirth, Zurich.
Unframed 50x109cm 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
Faux is delighted to present a unique collection of limited edition Lightboxes by Jayne Dyer
Jayne Dyer is an Australian artist based in Lisbon, Portugal and Sydney, Australia.
My international practice is hybrid, interdisciplinary and socially engaged, and address identity and otherness, particularly in reference to what we culturally and socially valued. Projects are site-specific, collaborative, and increasingly performative.
Two key projects are planned for 2019: This Savage Garden, a series of installations conceived for Adaption & Transition, Bienal do Fotografia, Porto, Portugal, to be exhibited at Palacio de Cristal Jardim; and Art Politic, to be developed at DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) & JSA (Joint Security Area), and exhibited at Suwon Museum of Art, South Korea. These continue my focus on social and environmental states of change and crisis and insinuate a fragile interiority.
Exhibition highlights include the Triennial of Photography, Hamburg, Germany (2018); Foreigners, Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre, UK (2017); Tell me something, 2016 Colombo Art Biennale, Sri Lanka; Last Things, Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre, UK (2016) in collaboration with British artist Wayne Warren; Sharpness, Anna Pappas Gallery, Australia (2016); It’s closing time for gardens of the West, Palazzo Mora, 2015 Venice Biennale, with Wayne Warren; Ger to Ger, Mongolia National Art Gallery, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (2013); Unbound, Macquarie University Gallery, Sydney, Australia (2013); The protest that never ends, ARTISTERIUM 5, Tbilisi, Georgia (2012); URS27, Taipei City Urban Redevelopment initiative, Taiwan; Spill, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan (2011); postEDEN, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China (2010); The Recycled Library, Art Space, Mackay, Australia (2009); Spare Room, Elizabeth Bay House Museum, Sydney, Australia (2007).
In 2013 I received the inaugural Individual Artist Award from Australian Federal Government for arts achievements in Asia and in 2005 a Commonwealth of Australia public service medal for contributions to arts and education. Arts agencies including the Australia Council for the Arts, Asialink Australia, DFAT, Fubon Art Foundation, Taipei Culture Foundation, the Sovereign Art Foundation, Hong Kong and the Australian High Commission, Sri Lanka, have funded major projects and residencies.
Jayne Dyer undertakes large scale public and corporate commissions such as K11 Hong Kong; Four Seasons, Beijing; Crown Properties in Perth, Melbourne, and Manila; Marriott Manila Grand Ballroom; Swire East & City Plaza, Hong Kong; Modi Residency, New Delhi.
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.
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.
Faux is delighted to present a unique collection of limited edition Lightboxes by Hu Qinwu
Hu Qinwu (born 1969) was born in Shandong, China, and currently works in Beijing as a painter, photographer and printmaker.
Qinwu studied oil painting at the Yantai Normal Academy, Shandong where he graduated in 1990. He went onto attain a Masters degree in Painting from the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing in 2008. In 2010 Qinwu taught as a guest lecturer at the Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing. Qinwu's choice of materials for his paintings align with the scholarly tradition of Chinese ink painting. However, Qinwu subverts the traditions of the medium through a style that aligns more closely with the aestheticisms of the Abstract movement. The concept behind his style and technique, however, is informed by Zen Buddhist philosophies and practices. Critics have noted that Qinwu's command of ink, tempera, acrylic, oil and print media signals the germination of an exciting new approach to traditional techniques and the burgeoning of an abstract style amongst a young generation of artists in Beijing.