FACE: Figures and Portraits by Gallery Artists: Kenneth Blom, Liu Di, Lu Ming, and Robin Moyer

Date/Time
Date(s) - 24/05/2018 - 26/05/2018
All Day

Location
Pékin Fine Arts (Hong Kong)

Location Address 16/F, Union Industrial Building, 48 Wong Chuk Hang Road

City Hong Kong

Country/State

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Pékin Fine Arts is pleased to present Face, a group exhibition of portraits and figures reexamined in painting and photography by four gallery artists: Kenneth Blom, Liu Di, Lu Ming, and Robin Moyer.

Traditionally, figure-as-subject served the powerful, presupposing an idealized man or woman. Painterly postures were imbued with apparent moral authority and a false sense of authenticity. Gradually, more individualistic pursuits evolved. Today, what we call “realism” takes myriad forms; more likely a stepping off point to a deeper understanding of historic images, and a reflection of the artist’s point of view.

The ruling tendency in contemporary art is no longer figurative. The pendulum has swung to abstraction, multi-media, and other postmodern pursuits. Despite such trends, figurative art stubbornly remains, resisting obsolescence. For some, figurative art is more complex, can go deeper, and achieve more. Perhaps within these trend-defying spaces, individual pursuits will drive portraits and figures into realms, heretofore unexplored.

– Hong Kong, 2018

Lu Ming 卢明, Beckett (2016), Mixed Media on Wooden Board, 100 x 100 cm
Lu Ming 卢明, Beckett (2016), Mixed Media on Wooden Board, 100 x 100 cm

Artist: Lu Ming 卢明 (b.1983,Hebei province, China)
Title: Beckett
Medium: Mixed Media on Wooden Board
Dimension: 100 x 100 cm
Date: 2016

Lu Ming, Face – 2, Mixed Media on Wooden Board
Lu Ming, Face – 2, Mixed Media on Wooden Board

Artist: Lu Ming 卢明 (b.1983,Hebei province, China)
Title: Face – 2
Medium: Mixed Media on Wooden Board
Dimension: 100 x 80 cm
Date: 2016

Lu Ming - Face - Mixed Media on Wooden Board
Lu Ming – Face – Mixed Media on Wooden Board

Artist: Lu Ming 卢明 (b.1983,Hebei province, China)
Title: Face
Medium: Mixed Media on Wooden Board
Dimension: 100 x 80 cm
Date: 2016

Lu Ming - Foreign Poet - Mixed Media on Wooden Board
Lu Ming – Foreign Poet – Mixed Media on Wooden Board

Artist: Lu Ming 卢明 (b.1983,Hebei province, China)
Title: Foreign Poet
Medium: Mixed Media on Wooden Board
Dimension: 100 x 80 cm
Date: 2016

Robin Moyer, Nanjing Road in Shanghai, 1988
Robin Moyer, Nanjing Road in Shanghai, 1988

Artist: Robin Moyer (b. USA, Lives and Works in Hong Kong)
Title: Nanjing Road in Shanghai
Date: 1988
Format 1:
Medium: Platinum / Palladium Print
Printed 2017 on Hahnemülhe Platinum Rag
Edition: 5 + 2 A/P / 5 + 2 A/P
Dimension: 22 x 33 cm
Format 2:
Medium: Archival Pigment Print
Printed 2017 on Hahnemülhe Fine Art Baryta
Edition: 10 + 2 A/P
Dimension: 80 x 120 cm
Format 3:
Medium: Archival Pigment Print
Printed 2017 on Hahnemülhe Fine Art Baryta
Edition: 20 + 2 A/P
Dimension: 40 x 60 cm

Robin Moyer, Bicycles and Poster Extoling the Virtues of the One Child Policy in Suzhou, Jiangsu, 1988
Robin Moyer, Bicycles and Poster Extoling the Virtues of the One Child Policy
in Suzhou, Jiangsu, 1988

Artist: Robin Moyer (b. USA, Lives and Works in Hong Kong)
Title: Bicycles and Poster Extoling the Virtues of the One Child Policy
in Suzhou, Jiangsu
Date: 1988
Format 1:
Medium: Platinum/Palladium Print
Printed 2017 on Hahnemülhe Platinum Rag
Edition: 5 + 2 A/P / 5 + 2 A/P
Dimension: 22 x 33 cm
Format 2:
Medium: Archival Pigment Print
Printed 2017 on Hahnemülhe Fine Art Baryta
Edition: 10 + 2 A/P
Dimension: 80 x 120 cm
Format 3:
Medium: Archival Pigment Print
Printed 2017 on Hahnemülhe Fine Art Baryta
Edition: 20 + 2 A/P
Dimension: 40 x 60 cm

Kenneth Blom, Reflection, Oil on Canvas, 2015
Kenneth Blom, Reflection, Oil on Canvas, 2015

Artist: Kenneth Blom (b. 1967 Denmark. Lives and Works in Norway)
Title: Reflection
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Dimension: 80 x 100 cm
Date: 2015

Kenneth Blom, Nora, Oil on Canvas, 2015
Kenneth Blom, Nora, Oil on Canvas, 2015

Artist: Kenneth Blom (b. 1967 Denmark. Lives and Works in Norway)
Title: Nora
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Dimension: 140 x 160 cm
Date: 2015

Liu Di - A Stubbornly Persistent Illusion No. 2
Liu Di – A Stubbornly Persistent Illusion No. 2

Artist: Liu Di 柳迪 (b. 1985 Shanxi Province, China)
Title: A Stubbornly Persistent Illusion No. 2
Medium: C – print
Date: 2017
Edition: 3 + 1 AP
Dimension/Price: 40 x 90 cm (ed. 3 + 1 AP)
88 x 200 cm (ed. 3 + 1 AP)
180 x 400 cm (ed. 3 + 1 AP)

Liu Di - Animal Regulation II No. 9. 2016
Liu Di – Animal Regulation II No. 9. 2016

Artist: Liu Di 柳迪 (b.1985 Shanxi Province, China)
Title: Animal Regulation II No. 9
Medium: C – Print
Date: 2016
Edition: 9 + 1 A/P
Dimension/Price: 60 x 92 cm (ed. 9 + 1 AP)
97 x 150 cm (ed. 9 + 1 AP)
140 x 210 cm (ed. 9 + 1 AP)

Liu Di - Animal Regulation II No. 10. 2016
Liu Di – Animal Regulation II No. 10. 2016

Artist: Liu Di 柳迪 ( b.1985 Shanxi Province, China)
Title: Animal Regulation II No. 10
Medium: C – Print
Date: 2016
Edition: 9 + 1 A/P
Dimension/Price: 80 x 76 cm (ed. 9 + 1 AP)
126 x 120 cm (ed. 9 + 1 AP)
180 x 170 cm (ed. 9 + 1 AP)

 


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