Artists

anothermountainman

b. 1960, Hong Kong

anothermountainman (a.k.a. Stanley Wong) was born in Hong Kong in 1960. He is an artist, photographer and designer. He came to international attention with his redwhiteblue series, which he presented at the 51st Venice Biennale in 2005 representing Hong Kong.

anothermountainman was awarded the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Awards 2012 and the Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2011 - Award for Best Artist (Visual Arts). He currently lives in Hong Kong.  

About back to the future / redwhiteblue vase series
These vases titled back to the future / redwhiteblue vase are objects of paradoxy, playing on the polar opposites of classicism and contemporaneity, toughness and fragility, luxury and economy, and decorativeness and functionality. The work illuminates the artist’s recurrent approach of restaging popular iconology of classical Chinese art in a contemporary rendition. This redemptive gesture evokes a positive, hopeful and “going forward” attitude.
Exhibition details of "ASIA NOW: Paris Asian Art Fair 2016" (20 - 23.10.2016)

About From Su Shi To Bada Shanren
From Su Shi to Bada Shanren, recreates the popular iconology of classical Chinese painting in a highly original rendition. The act of painting on bamboo and other objects was inspired by the work of Su Shi, literary titan and painter from the Northern Song Dynasty. The drive to subvert runs through the series, as the photographic captures of painted objects closely resemble classical Chinese painting. Such blurring of reality and illusion alludes to the art of Bada Shanren (Eight Great Mountain Man), master painter from the late Ming and early Qing Dynasty.
Exhibition details of "From Su Shi To Bada Shanren" at Art|Basel HK 2013

About Lanwei
anothermountainman's Lanwei series captures scenes of hundreds of construction projects left aborted due to the bursting of economic bubbles in the previous decade. The images do not reflect solely the issues found in the economic downturn, also capture the failures in other aspects of people's lives. The Lanwei series is collected by M+ Museum, Hong Kong.
Exhibition details of "Lanwei" (7.10 - 11.11.2012)
View virtual tour of “Lanwei” exhibition
About the exhibition catalogue

Artist Biography

Media coverage (The New York Times, 20.3.2014)
Media coverage (South China Morning Post, 2.5.2013)
Media coverage (ArtAsiaPacific, November/December 2012)
Media coverage (Sunday Morning Post, 4.11.2012)

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