Pak-Keung Wan Residency Exhibition
UK based artist Pak Keung Wan (born Hong Kong 1970) will be in residence at The Art House during July 2017. During his residency the artist will be developing a work begun in 2009. The work, titled Lune, is the ongoing making of 12,000 drawings transfigured from diagrams in a publication by NASA detailing all the solar eclipses over a 5000 year period. This work has provided a starting point for further exploration, articulated through installation, animation and photography.
Pak-Keung Wan works from a drawing-focused practice that incorporates installation, photography, print and performative modes of production. He likens these mediated forms to transitional states where his concerns with process, transmutation, fusion and temporality can become tangible.The artist completed his M.A. in Fine Art Printmaking, at the Royal College of Art [Henry Moore Scholarship] in 1994. He has participated in solo and group exhibitions and undertaken artist residencies in galleries and museums across the UK, USA and India. A keen interest in science has also seen his drawings shown at the Williamsville Space Lab Planetarium in New York and the Stardome Observatory & Planetarium in Auckland, New Zealand.
Over the past 3 months he has been remaking the piece Adrift on the Sea of Fertility; the staging of a miniature lunar landscape that comprises human kidney stones and print residue, produced from sanding by hand the pages of a Vogue magazine. This will be shown at the 3rd Global Print 2017, an international exhibition held this summer across several sites in Alijo, Portugal.
The exhibition opening, which offers free entry to guests, will take place at Artwalk Wakefield on Wednesday 26th July from 5-9pm. The exhibition will continue until Thursday 31st August.