Julian Lee (Hong Kong/China Photographers 8)
By: Calvin Hui (author)Hardback
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Movie stars from the 80s, from gay icon to decadent abandon; lonesome gaze on strangers and encounters nude male a la Michelangelo; religious objects of spiritual redemption and desire; meditative landscapes after the photographers cancer. A perfumed gala of visual senses from the Mishima look of Zhang Yi Mou to a phallic memento mon. The 102 photos in this retrospective transform the gallery into an empire of sensuality that defines the obsession of Julian Lee.The First Retrospective of Julian Lee is an accumulation of Julian's work for the past 30 years. His gay sensibility perfumes his works from the 80's up to now since he started up as a celebrity photographer for the very Andy Warhol's Interview Magazine look-alike, the Hong Kong City Magazine, the most chic and trend-setting magazine during that period.Julian Lee is a multi-talented Hong Kong-based artist who creates works in multiple media, including film, photography and literature. He is a renowned photographer with international exhibition credits and has written more than seventeen books, including four novels and three story collections.
He has written and directed two films, NIGHT CORRIDOR and THE ACCIDENT both adapted from his own novels. He merges different media into a visual and textual playground in which his photos, films and fiction explore themes of forbidden love and exotic sensuality. After graduating from the Chinese University Hong Kong in 1984 with a degree in communications, Lee started his career at TVB, Television Broadcast Ltd. as a researcher and scriptwriter, and moved into the film industry as art director and scriptwriter in the mid-eighties. However, he made his name in Hong Kong as the author of controversial articles in newspapers and magazines.
Calvin Hui co-founded 3812 Contemporary Art Projects in 2010, one of Hong Kong's most recognised platforms for the promotion and development of Asian contemporary art, and still acting as Curator and Artistic Director. Calvin is also the Co-chairman and Director of Fine Art Asia, Asia's leading international fine art fair being held at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre every October, presenting 100 art galleries from around the world
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