Pak-Keung Wan: on why some things form and other things don’t

26.07.2017 to 31.08.2017

Exhibition opening I Artwalk Wakefield I Wednesday 26 July I 5 - 9pm I FREE

Exhibition continues until Thursday 31 August

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 develop a work begun in 2009. Titled Lune, this work 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.

Artist's website 

Also on display as part of Artwalk Wakefield, Cameron Morgan