Artist: Wuon Gean
Wuon Gean Ho works in printmaking, artist books and animation. She graduated with an MA in History of Art before taking up a Japanese Government Scholarship in 1998 to study traditional woodblock printmaking. Recent awards include the Birgit Skiold Memorial Trust Award of Excellence 2010 and the Printmaker’s Council Prize 2009. She is currently curating an International Print show in Southwest China, which opens in October 2011. Lucid Mask is a stop motion animation that recounts a personal collection of memories: some of them straightforward descriptions of people and places; others reflecting upon symbolic happenings or on death, attachment and love.
Artist: Kim Appleby
Kim Appleby was 11 when the World Wide Web was created and could never have imagined that her future would include unlimited access to the world in such a magnificent and terrifying way. The impact that technology has had on society is astounding, affecting not only the economy and business practice, but also the way in which we socially interact with one another. The world that she has therefore become accustomed to is a parallel existence between the real and the virtual. Notions of cataclysm and the prelude to an immanent apocalypse drive her work; the idea of the tipping point. The end has been prevalent in art for
centuries, and through her work she acknowledges it in terms of the postmodern landscape. The work is contradictory, emotive yet systematic, organised but chaotic, representative of the tension between nature and technology, the real and the virtual.