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Sony World Photography Award winners & Jeff Wall's Retrospective & Ha Chong-hyun's Exploration of Materials

Jeff Wall, Dressing poultry, 2007, transparency in lightbox © Jeff Wall.

“To this day, I have continued the fierce tug of war between the burlap canvas and paint. My artwork is born only when the two distinct materials collide with each other. The oeuvre of Ha Chong-hyun, the 87-year-old trailblazer in Korean modern abstract art, can be best defined as a ceaseless exploration and experimentation with materials ― an artistic journey that has been heavily influenced by the country's turbulent history, following the 1950-53 Korean War.” 

Read more via Korean Times: 


“Canadian photographer Jeff Wall says, ‘I begin by not photographing.’ That's right: no snaps, no selfies. He doesn't like the idea — in his words, of ‘Just running around for something to photograph.’”

Read more via NPR: 


“From evocative landscapes in Thailand, Taiwan and Pakistan to thought-provoking portraits, Asian photographers provided several winning entries in the contest. The winners’ images will be exhibited in London along with works from Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky, a World Photography Organisation award winner.”

Read more via South China Morning Post:

https://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/short-reads/article/3167360/sony-world-photography-award-winners-asia WM

Wesley Yuen

Wesley Yuen is a collector based in Vancouver BC.

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