Alexis Ip, currently a secondary school Visual Arts teacher, practiced pottery and sculpture under the guidance of Mr. Eric Chan, Mr. Chan Chung Kong and Mr. Chu Tat Shing. His FOTOMO work The Blue House and his pottery work The Old Memories were selected in the Hong Kong Arts Biennial 2005. His FOTOMO work Hong Kong Image, Fa Yuen Street is the winner of Hong Kong Contemporary Arts Award 2009. Alexis works are collected by Hong Kong Museum of Arts and overseas art lovers. Artists influenced by Dadaism of the 1920's turned out a large amount of photomontage. Readymades by Marcel Duchamp also included collages. Alexis Ip's 3-dimensional Fotomo (i.e. photo + model) is contrary to high technology; his creation is hand-crafted from a collage of numerous photographs depicting old neighbourhoods, street scenes and the celebrations of festivals. Trivial stories within a big city are contained in his model of micro-photos.Read More
葉家偉 Alexis Ip，中學視藝科教師。先後隨陳國光、陳松江及朱達誠老師學習陶藝及雕塑。作品《藍屋》 及《舊記憶》入選2005香港藝術雙年展；攝影浮雕《香港影像：花園街》獲香港當代藝術雙年獎 2009 優秀作品獎。作品為本地及海外藝術愛好者收藏。受到1920年代達達主義影響的藝術家們創造了大量的蒙太奇照片，其中表表者就包括有法國藝術家 Marcel Duchamp 的攝影拼貼。而葉家偉的立體攝影浮雕 Fotomo (攝影 photo + 模型 model) 創作形式與⾼科技背道⽽馳，他的作品全是手工製作，將大量的攝影作品拼貼為浮雕，主題多反映香港舊區、老街及傳統節⽇慶典活動。 在這個大城市看似微不足道的故事卻在他的作品中看見。
Text courtesy Blue Lotus Gallery.