Cary Kwok

Desire – Japanese (Edo Period), 2012


Silk Wall Hanging and Cord
62 x 46cm
Edition of 17 + 3 APs 

£120.00 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 and period films also influence him greatly. Subjects range from explicit male nudes to period portraits and still lifes. Hairstyles and shoes are among his favored subjects, with work often subtly alluding to issues of race, ethnicity, culture, gender, and sexual equality.

About the artist

Cary Kwok (b. 1975, Hong Kong) is based in London and Hong Kong and is known for his exquisite ballpoint pen drawings. He attended Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design studying fashion for his BA and MA in Fashion Design (Womenswear). Group shows include Galerie Emanuel Perrotin, Miami, Attention to Detail, curated by Chuck Close, FLAG Art Foundation, New York; Rude Britannia at the Tate Britain, London; Taro Nasu, Tokyo; and Hauser & Wirth, Zurich. 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.

The gallery also provides an important UK platform for international artists, often providing them their first-ever presentation in the UK. These have included Nairy Baghramian, Thea Djordjadze, Nicole Eisenman, Judith Hopf, Paulina Olowska and Henrik Olesen.