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Yeoh Choo Kuan
Yeoh Choo Kuan (b.1988) presents one of his landscape paintings, Window 10 (2017). Looking at the views of long horizons, mountains, trees, the nearby airport runways, geometric shapes of buildings, and the ever-changing forms and colors in the sky, his works are inspired by the landscape surrounding his working environment. These paintings are great examples illustrating his signature 'fleshing abstraction' technique that addresses the social and political approach on violence coalescing into a visual experience carved on linen. Presenting in a window grid-like set, this six paneled work creates an imposed distance between the view and the viewer by further implying a sense of inwardness.
Mathew Tom (b.1984) is a New York-based multi-disciplinary artist. He has been developing a world in which he combines elements from Asian traditional painting and European classical painting to create his own utopia called "Society of Friends".Figures and animals are part of a larger mythology within his works that is in pursuit of the idyllic community he desires. In a world where everyone is in such perpetual bliss, even tigers have transcended their animal instincts and have joined the society as well. Deeply interested in the power of images, Tom ponders the supernatural abilities a painting can express and if these images can transcend geographic borders and cultural borders and exist independently from their original context.
Born in 1964 in Thessaloniki, Greece, he graduated from the Aristotle University, School of Fine Arts in Thessaloniki in 1989. He finished his studies in London at the Royal College of Art by obtaining a Post Experience Diploma (PED) in Painting (1992) and a Master of Fine Arts in Painting (1994).
He received awards and fellowships from the British Council, the Fulbright Foundation and the RTZ plc, his artworks are included in various public collections such as Astra Zeneca (Sweden), Alfa Laval (Sweden), Scania (Sweden), Södertälje Konsthall (Sweden), Union of Swedish Artists (Sweden), Royal College of Art (UK), British Council (UK), Fulbright Foundation in Greece, Frissiras Museum (Greece), Foundation Sana-Huja (Spain), and Musée d'art moderne et contemporain (MAMCO) (Switzerland). He is currently a Professor of Painting at Aristotle University, School of Fine Arts. He lives and works in Thessaloniki and London.
Xyza Cruz Bacani
Xyza Cruz Bacani (b.1987) is a Filipina Street and Documentary Photographer based in Hong Kong. Working as a domestic worker in Hong Kong for almost a decade, Bacani uses photography to raise awareness about under-reported stories, focusing on migrants and human rights issues.
Her work has been featured on The New York Times Lens Blog, CNN and various international media publications not only for her excellence in photography but also for her inspirational story.
Bacani has exhibited worldwide and won numerous international awards. She is one of the Magnum Foundation Human Rights Fellows 2015 and the recipient of a resolution passed by the Philippines House of Representatives in her honour, HR No.1969. Bacani is one of the BBC's 100 Women of the World 2015, 30 Under 30 Women Photographers 2016, Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2016, Asia Society's Asia 21 Young Leaders 2018 and a Fujifilm Ambassador.
Born 1961 in Tel Aviv, Israel, he graduated from the Avni Institute, Tel Aviv with Art Studies in 1988 along with his studies under Zvi Millstein Studio in 1984.
Winner of the 2011 Cutlog Prize, Paris, he has also achieved the Young Artist Prize from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports in 1991 and completed two one-year scholarships from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation and Sharet Foundation 1989-1990. His work has been obtained in a number of various prominent collections such as the Israel Museum (Jerusalem), Tel Aviv Museum of Art (Tel Aviv), Herzliya Museum of Art (Herzliya), Janco Dada Museum (Ein Hod), Leumi Bank Collection (Tel Aviv), Discount Bank Collection (Tel Aviv), Hapoalim Bank Collection (Tel Aviv), the Israel Parliament and the Knesset Collection (Jerusalem).
Born in the UK in 1972, Jenny Pockley gained a post graduate diploma from the Royal Academy Schools, London in 1997 after studying for a BA(Hons) Fine Art Degree at KIAD at Canterbury. She exhibits with GBS Fine Art in London and was a Gallery Artist at Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London for 15 years. She has exhibited extensively in London but also has displayed works in Bath, Paris, New York, San Francisco and Toronto. She has gained numerous commissions, both private and corporate, including for the Waldorf Astoria group and Tiffany's. She now lives and works in Rye, East Sussex.
Nick Archer lives and works in East Sussex,England. He studied at the Royal Academy Schools in London. He won several awards after leaving the Royal Academy, including first prize at the Hunting Art Prize, commended at the BP Portrait Award and the Figure Painting Award at the Discerning Eye.
He has exhibited extensively in the UK and Europe. He also has been featured in museum exhibitions including the National Portrait Gallery (London) and the Wandsworth Museum (London). In 2012 he had a solo exhibition at the Maison de la Culture de Metz (Metz) and the Hastings Museum (East Sussex). His works are in several international private, corporate and public collections, including the Satellite collection of the Hermitage Museum (Moscow), the Historic Royal Palaces at the Tower of London, and the Al-Sabah Family Collection (Kuwait). Christine Park Gallery presented his new body of works in a solo booth at Untitled San Francisco 2019 in January. He also participated in Art Fair Tokyo 2019 in March. Christine Park Gallery expects to host the gallery's first solo exhibition with the artist in Autumn 2019 in New York.