Are you ready for the LA Art Show 2018? BLANC ART Gallery proudly presents Rusty Fox (Wang Lap Wong), a Macanese contemporary artist, in the upcoming LA Art Show, taking place from January 10th to 14th.
Rusty Fox is a contemporary documentary photographer, started with a focus in scientific and biological photography while embarking on projects featured on urban life recently. He was raised in a city; his personality is shaped by his upbringing within it. He is always concerned with the balance and the imbalance he finds in the city- the relationship between living organism and inanimate objects, which has hugely influenced his perception of urban life. To him, most people who live in this city are like walking machines- numb and soulless. He questions through his artwork: What makes the subjects living in a city different from a slice of meat or a robot?
Rusty Fox, Dummy 04, 2016, Gelatin Silver Print, 20×13.3 inch/ 28×21.3 inch, Source: (http://www.blancart.co/)
In his new series of work “Dummy”, which will be presented in the upcoming LA Art Show themed as “Madly Dummified”, Rusty penetrates through the crowd of carefree people who lost themselves in the world of intoxication and drugs, attempting to see through their eyes and capture their absent-minded souls. He couldn’t help but seeing these people as a crowd of bewitched manikins, whom he can hardly sense the soul of a human being in this delirious moment. By replacing some of the facial features of these subjects with their own skin in these photos, they evolved into a new form of creatures, one that resembles the manikins behind the shop windows – the lack of expression contrasted with the remaining gestures.
As Rusty addressed, “to see but not with the eyes, all judgements would stay in the dark, repeating uproar in the human world has no reason to listen.”
Rusty Fox, Dummy 01, 2016, Gelatin Silver Print, 20×13.3 inch/ 28×21.3 inch, Source: (http://www.blancart.co/)
Rusty’s artworks encourage his audience to discover the ordinary in the extraordinary truth, looking beyond the surface to interpret the message hidden beneath- they are therefore engaging to the viewers by allowing the images to speak for themselves.
Rusty Fox, Dummy 06, 2016, Gelatin Silver Print, 20×13.3 inch/ 28×21.3 inch, Source: (http://www.blancart.co/)
Based in Macau, Rusty Fox has stayed and studied in the UK for over 10 years, during which he graduated in BA in Photography at University of East London and MA in Documentary Photography at University of South Wales, Newport, UK. His art pieces were exhibited worldwide under the artist name Rusty Fox, including Paris Photo, Diffusion, Belfast, RPS Photography Festivals in UK and Pingyao International Photography Festival in China. His photobook BRutAL (2016) was collected by the University of Oxford and Cambridge, and three national libraries across UK.
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