Thinking Of Landscape: Paintings From The Yeap Lam Yang Collection by Yeap Lam Yang
Thinking of Landscape presents a visual expedition through place and time. It traces a collector's journey of over 25 years, bringing together a selection of sixty works by artists from Southeast Asia, China, Taiwan and Australia. It explores ways in which individual artists have drawn inspiration from the landscape subject, probing its formal, emotional, and conceptual potential. The painting traditions of East and West, and different generations of artists meet in this diverse collection, allowing us to map relationships between artistic practices, and between the collector and his collection.
Liu Xiaodong: In Between Israel And Palestine by Brockett, Zandie; Jeremie Thircuir (Eds.)
Invited by Steven Henry Madoff and the Tel Aviv Art Museum, curator Hou Hanru works with Chinese artist Liu Xiaodong to produce a series of paintings during a month long exploration of Israel and Palestine. In his final series of 20 works, Liu Xiaodong explores the vastly juxtaposing environments of the two conflicting states. Over the four weeks that Liu Xiaodong lived in Tel Aviv, he travelled throughout the Holy Land to witness and research the implications of religion, nationality and cultural diversity.
Hong Lei: Traditions by Thircuir, Jeremie; Enoia Ballade (Eds.)
Hong Lei has been a major player in the Chinese art scene since the nineties. His photographs subvert and re-enact famous classical Chinese paintings. Unlike the originals, we see a universe of death and decay. His works are highly poetic yet critical and make us wonder about the position of tradition in a future-driven society. Hong Lei's works are featured in the world's leading museum collections.
Han Lei: Photographs by Thircuir, Jeremie; Enoia Ballade (Eds.)
Han Lei is one of the pioneers of Chinese photography. Han Lei obsessively explores the space between real and artificial, beauty and ugliness, whether walking through the streets as close as possible to the real or through his strange, colourful portraits. This collection puts a strong emphasis on his early black and white works from the nineties, which have rarely been seen.
Chen Wei: Still Lives by Thircuir, Jeremie; Enoia Ballade (Ed.)
Born in 1980, Chen Wei is the latest phenomenom of Chinese photography. He was awarded the 1st Asia Pacific Photography Prize at SH Contemporary Art Fair, in Shanghai, in 2011 and his recognition is growing every year. His still-life images are like an encounter between Joseph Beuys and the Dutch masters. Chen Wei is a master of lights and colours, he creates his very personal universe, where the imagination wanders and gets lost.
Li Wei: Lightness by Thircuir, Jeremie; Enoia Ballade (Ed.)
Li Wei's works are made by using mirrors, metal wires and scaffolding. His performances defy gravity and are an iconic illustration of the feeling of freedom in an increasingly open society. His images are a breathe of fresh air that tells us with humour and optimism that nothing is impossible in the world. The book includes Li Wei's latest performances in France and Bejing and is the most up-to-date monograph of his works. One of Li Wei's photographs was selected as one of the Associated Press Photo of the Year 2012.
Wang Qingsong: Photographs by Ballade, Enoia (Ed.)
The most complete monograph of China's most famous photographer. Oversized and impressive staged images that trace the changes of China's last decades. Since turning from painting to photography in the late 1990s, Beijing-based artist Wang Qingsong has created compelling works that convey an ironic vision of 21st-century China's encounter with global consumer culture. In Wang Qingsong's works, the artist's deep-seated attachment to his country mixes with frequent dismay at its boom-era excesses.
Chen Jiagang: Utopia by Ballade, Enoia (Ed.)
Chen Jiagang's theatrical panoramas play with the conventions of old postcards in order to twist the established codes of popular culture. A woman stands in a landscape of gigantic rusting machinery or sterile, decaying nature. She glances at us, inviting us to step with her into this world beyond time. This journey we take with her shows us the fragility of human desires, eternally caught between our utopias and the greatness of nature. A collection of beautiful images that journey beyond time around China.
Liu Bolin: Hiding In The City by Ballade, Enoia (Ed.)
Like a Chameleon, Liu Bolin appears and disappears in his images. From China to Italy, from a highway to a supermarket, wherever he is, he just disappears! Far from being merely playful, Liu Bolin'sperformances go beyond a simple game of hide-and-seek to make the viewer notice what is no longer seen in the world. An answer to everyone's curiosity about contemporary China and its culture.
Yang Yongliang: Landscapes by Ballade, Enoia (Ed.)
Yang Yongliang's 'trompe l'oeil' landscapes are iconic witnesses of an ever changing world where, slowly, the city is taking over nature, skyscrapers are replacing trees and cranes continuously reshape the environment. Ecologic fables swarming with detail, Yang Yongliang's photomontages link China's past with its unique modernity, and point forward toward a disconcerting, disorienting future.
Yang Yong: Photographs by Ballade, Enoia (Ed.)
Standing between Wong Kar-wai and Nan Goldin, Yang Yong is recomposing the face of a contemporary China in the flux of frenetic development. Shenzhen, the iconic new city without a past, is the theatre of his works. Yang Yong's photographs reflect the wanderings of a generation adrift in a society that escapes them.
Song Chao: Miners by Ballade, Enoia (Ed.)
Song Chao was nineteen when he arrived at the coal mine. Three years later he discovered photography. After a year of study, he completed his very first deeply moving series. Internationally acclaimed, Song Chao's portraits transcend the codes of social photography to open up the infinite theatre of human emotions.
Institutionalised Care by Chong, Eiffel
Eiffel Chong graduated with a MA in International Contemporary Art and Design Practice from the University of East London. His work considers abstract concepts of life and death through the banal details, silent landscapes and curious obsessions he observes from daily life. Institutionalised Care is a testimony of man's ingenuity at innovation at prolonging life as much as proof of the inevitability of death and the immateriality of his achievements. This series of works educate us that however limitless our wealth or power may seem, the reality of our eventual demise cannot be avoided.
Before The World Fell To Pieces by Chong, Eiffel
Published in conjunction with the exhibition Behind the World Fell to Pieces by Eiffel Chong at Valentine Willie Fine Art from 15 Sep to 6 Oct 2012. Eiffel Chong graduated with a MA in International Contemporary Art and Design Practice from the University of East London. His work considers abstract concepts of life and death through the banal details, silent landscapes and curious obsessions he observes from daily life.
Passion For Landscapes: The Watercolour Art Of Ong Kim Seng by
In an artistic journey spanning over five decades, Ong Kim Seng's evolution as an artist is gradual and confident, and the series of works dating to the different periods of his practice no doubt attest to that. Passion for Landscapes lends itself as a modest compilation of the tremendous life journey and aesthetic accomplishments made by this dedicated artist whose technical mastery and uncompromising passion for landscape painting has certainly inspired many, and will continue to inspire more art lovers in years to come.
Taking Shots: The Photography Of William S. Burroughs by Allmer, Patricia; John Sears
Renowned and highly regarded for his experiments with literature, painting, film and music, William S. Burroughs's photographic work, consisting of several thousand photographs, has so far received little critical attention or sustained public exposure. This book, reproducing many previously unseen images, offers fascinating insights into Burroughs's photographic practices, as well as convincing evidence that his photographic work should be considered a significant aspect of his entire oeuvre.
Hannah Hoch by Ades, Dawn; Daniel F. Herrmann (Eds.)
World-renowned for her work during the Weimar period, Hannah Hoch was a pioneer in many aspects, both artistic and cultural. Focusing on Hoch's collages, this book examines the artist's career from the 1920s to the 1970s, charting her oeuvre from early works influenced by fashion and mass media, through to her later compositions of lyrical abstraction. It reveals her rapid development of a personal style, which was both humorous and often moving, but also offered critical commentary on society at a time of tremendous social change.
Yinka Shonibare Mbe by Kent, Rachel (Ed.)
Born in London and raised in Nigeria, Shonibare employs a diverse range of media - from sculpture, painting and installation to photography and film - to probe matters of race, class, cultural identity and history. This book - the most comprehensive resource available on Shonibare - presents the best work of the London-based artist's career.
Talking Fashion: From Nick Knight To Raf Simons In Their Own Words by Kedves, Jan
Journalist Jan Kedves isn't afraid to ask a pointed question and his subjects certainly aren't afraid to answer. Whether it's Bruce Weber discussing nudity, dogs and Clint Eastwood; Juergen Teller talking about daring shoots with Charlotte Rampling, Victoria Beckham and the one time he may have gone too far; or Raf Simons waxing nostalgic about his days and nights as a club kid, this collection of interviews goes beyond the latest trends to distill what makes its subjects tick. A fashion world insider in his own right, Kedves knows how to talk to models, designers, photographers and artists, sharing his own opinions and recollections as a way of drawing out even the most reticent.
Drawing Cute Animals In Coloured Pencil by Ai Akikusa
Drawing Cute Animals in Colored Pencil offers simple step-by-step drawing instructions that help you to learn how to draw your favorite animals. Adorable animals like rabbits, squirrels, deer, and pigs come alive with vibrant color and beautiful detail.