Ascent (wall drawing)

by Pak Keung Wan

Drawings - 375.0cm x 218.0cm

£12,000

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    Type | Original Art
    Medium | Drawings > Pencil
    Style | Conceptual
    Subject | Abstract
    Year | 1998
    Size | 375.0cm x 218.0cm
    Ready to hang | No
    Signed | No
    Materials | Red pencil
  • Katherine Mellor

    The Insider Katherine Mellor says:

    "The artist has taken popular source material (vintage postcards) and infused them with an interesting technique to produce striking and attractive work. The contrast of media intrigues and captivates the viewer."

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    • Wan's artworks tap into the current trend for re-imagining vintage photography
    • Drawing is a consistent form & through daily practice is a devotional act for Pak Keung
    • Pak Keung Wan received the Henry Moore Scholarship to study at the Royal College of Art
  • Ascent (wall drawing)

    The Ascent wall drawings began after Pak-Keung Wan spent time camping and walking in Snowdonia National Park, Wales, 1994. The impulse grew out from observing the paths walked into the mountainsides.

    Drawn with a single continuous line and from a central position that is maintained throughout the process, each Ascent starts at the base of the wall and ends at the full height of his reach resulting in forms constrained by the physical parameters of his body. The line as a conveyor of time has played a recurring role in his drawings. Here it's an attempt to translate a sense of geological ti…

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    Pak Keung Wan

    Drawing, process & human form are the apparatus through which Wan’s relations with the natural world are materialised. Biological operations, geological formations, cosmological occurrences, such things are observed & explored as metaphors to articulate an inner world, intimate & private. Wan considers these mediated practices as transitional states & where his concerns with being, time, fusion & energy inhabit & become tangible.

    Drawing is a consistent form & through daily practice a devotional act. The line, a recurring motif, is often threadlike, tenuous &…

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