Cary Kwok

Plumage (Shanghai Pink - 1920s), 2016


Ink, acrylic, pearlescent powder, glitter, adhesive 
21 x 14.8 cm

£1,800.00 GBP



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About the artwork

A fascination with fashion, period costumes, footwear and sexuality forms the nucleus of Cary 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 lifes. Hairstyles and shoes are among his favoured subjects with work often subtly alluding to issues of race, ethnicity, culture, gender and sexual equality.

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About the artist

Cary Kwok (b. 1975, Hong Kong) is based in London and Hong Kong, and is known for his exquisite ball point pen drawings. He attended Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design studying fashion for his BA and MA in Fashion Design (Womenswear). Recent solo exhibitions include Am I Turning You On, Herald St | Museum St, London, UK (2020);  Aishonanzuka, Hong Kong, HK (2019); Herald St, London, UK (2016); Qipao, Art Hong Kong, HK (2012); Joyce Boutique, Beijing, CN (2011); Obsession, The Flag Art Foundation, New York, US (2010). Recent group shows include: Sculpture-Lampe, Soft Opening, London, UK (2019);  Beyond the Bushes Vol. 1, Art Sablon, Brussels, BE (2019); Drawn Together Again, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, US (2019); Impulse Control, Freedman Fitzpatrick, Paris, FR (2018).

The artist is represented by Herald St, London.

Studio Voltaire has been supporting artists for over twenty years, through our renowned programme of exhibitions, performances, events and education projects as well as providing affordable studios.

We have gained a reputation for championing both emerging and underrepresented artistic practices, often at key stage in the artist’s career. These have included Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Phyllida Barlow, Ruth Ewan, Elizabeth Price, Jo Spence, Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan, Richard Slee and Cathy Wilkes.

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