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Cinga Samson: ‘a different conversation on representation’ Ocula Conversation Cinga Samson: ‘a different conversation on representation’ By Jareh Das, New York

Cinga Samson 's paintings lay bare the complex relationship between contemporary life, African traditions, globalisation, and representation. His strikingly sombre portraits contain similarities to those of contemporary painters such as Toyin Ojih Odutola, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye , Kehinde Wiley , Florine Démosthène, and Tunji...

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Dhaka Art Summit 2020: Seismic Movements Ocula Report Dhaka Art Summit 2020: Seismic Movements By Radha Mahendru, Dhaka

Seismic Movements , the fifth Dhaka Art Summit, plotted movements, solidarities, and exchanges across the Global South with over 500 artists, scholars, curators, and thinkers.

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Guo Hongwei on Seeing Patterns That Don’t Exist Ocula Insight Guo Hongwei on Seeing Patterns That Don’t Exist By Sherry Paik, New York

Guo Hongwei's recent watercolour paintings, showing at Chambers Fine Art in New York from 3 March, trigger pareidolia—the phenomenon of seeing random objects or patterns where they do not exist.

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Michael Chow (Zhou Yinghua) Biography

Michael Chow, A.K.A. Yinghua, was born in Shanghai China 1939. Son of the famed master of Beijing Opera, Zhou Xinfang, Yinghua was born into a family of theater. At the age of 13, he traveled to England to study art and architecture at St Martins School of Art and the Hammersmith School of Art and Building (now Chelsea School of Art), respectively.

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After a decade as a young painter, Yinghua found that neither he nor the world was quite ready to share in his gifts and so took a short hiatus to collect his thoughts. Nearly half a century later in 2011, Yinghua returned to his true passion, with the enthusiasm of his youth and the wisdom of his age.

In June 2012, lightning struck in the form of pure silver. Precious metal tiles simultaneously stretched, welded, painted and sculpted create 3 dimensional paintings that shift and change at every angle. His mixed media pieces, where precious metal is juxtaposed with trash, forces the viewer to reassess preconceptions about what is precious and what is thrown away. For Yinghua, the act of painting is an internal desire to channel the chaos and harmony of nature in order to achieve clarity. It only took a moment and a lifetime.

Exhibitions include Young Contemporaries (1957), R.B.A. Galleries, London; Young Contemporaries (1958), R.B.A. Galleries, London; A.I.A. 25th Anniversary Exhibition (1958), R.B.A. Galleries, London; One-Man Exhibition (1958), New Vision Centre Gallery, London; Three Contemporary Chinese Painters (1958), A.I.A., London; Artists of fame and promise (1958), Leicester Galleries, London; Summer Exhibition (1958), Redfern Gallery, London; One-Man Exhibition (1962), Lincoln Gallery, London; Three-Man Show (1964), ICA Gallery, London. His works are in numerous private collections as well as the Museum of Modern Art, New York (MOMA).

Michael Chow (Zhou Yinghua) Featured Artworks

Pink Target by Michael Chow (Zhou Yinghua) contemporary artwork
Michael Chow (Zhou Yinghua)Pink TargetMixed Media: household paint with precious metals and trash
94.6 x 69.2 cm
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Baby Series 5 by Michael Chow (Zhou Yinghua) contemporary artwork
Michael Chow (Zhou Yinghua)Baby Series 5Mixed Media: household paint with precious metals and trash
61 x 50.8 cm
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If Pigs Could Fly: A Report From Art Stage Singapore Ocula Report If Pigs Could Fly: A Report From Art Stage Singapore By Sherman Sam, Singapore

No art fair is complete without an inflatable, in this case a bright pink, flying pig (well actually this one doesn’t fly, but not every one can do a Pink Floyd). This larger-than-life work, Love Me (2013) by Jeong-Hwa Choi at the Vannessa Qwang Gallery, inflates then deflates slightly at a gentle pace, bringing one gallerist to remark...

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Michael Chow Ocula Conversation Michael Chow By Stephanie Bailey, Miami

Michael Chow, aka, Zhou Yinghua, was born in 1939 into a theatrical family in Shanghai. His father was Zhou Xinfang, the grandmaster of Beijing Opera. When he was 13, Zhou Yinghua was sent to London, England and there, he became known as Michael Chow. He studied arts and architecture, and showed in numerous shows and galleries in London, including...

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Michael Chow (Zhou Yinghua) In Related Press

Michael Chow Returns To Art After 50 Years Related Press Michael Chow Returns To Art After 50 Years 28 February 2014, Nick Clark for The Independent / 27 February 2014

Michael Chow, the celebrated restaurateur, has returned to his “true” passion of making art after what he described as a “50 year sabbatical”. Following a successful career in hospitality, with Mr Chow restaurants in London and across America, he will display work in London this week for the first time since he was in...

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