英國跨性別藝術家大衛·金·惠特克個人展覽 | BRITISH TRANSGENDER ARTIST DAVID KIM WHITTAKER – A CURATED SELECTION

香港奧佩拉畫廊很高興呈獻英國跨性別藝術家大衛·金·惠特克首次在香港的個人展覽,展出共12份作品。

Opera Gallery is pleased to present the first solo show of British transgender artist David Kim Whittaker in Hong Kong, showcasing 12 pieces of the artist.

藝術家大衛·金·惠特克於1964年出生於英國康沃爾郡。作為一名自學成才的藝術家,惠特克的大部分繪畫都是在抽像地描繪人類頭部及形態。他/她的肖像作品模糊不清,傾向展現有意識和潛意識的,兼顧內在和外在的,平靜和衝突的,男性和女性的雙重狀態。從這些作品中的衝突狀態可以感受到惠特克與性別焦慮共存的個人鬥爭,通過繪畫表達自己的力量和脆弱,及超越自我的探討過程。

Born in Cornwall, UK, in 1964, Whittaker was a self-taught artist. Most of the artist’s paintings are based on an interpretation of the human head and its metaphysical core. Whittaker’s portraits are ambiguous and appear non-specific, with an aim of representing the universal alongside the personal. The works often juggle dual states of inner and outer calm and conflict – offering a glimpse of strength and fragility, the conscious and the subconscious, the masculine and the feminine. They are essentially 21st century human portraits – and could be read as utopian or/and dystopian.

These universal states of conflict, clearly identifiable in Whittaker’s works, are arguably reinforced by Whittaker’s gender dysphoria and the personal struggle with a condition that the artist has learned to live with through the endeavour of expressing something bigger than oneself through painting.


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Promo for David Kim Whittaker’s ‘The Flesh to The Frame’

David Kim Whittaker – A Curated Selection
Date:
2019.3.25 – 5.19
Time:
Monday to Saturday 10:00 – 19:00
Sunday and Public Holidays 12:00 – 18:00
Address:
G-3/F, W Place, 52 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
香港中環雲咸街52號W Place地下﹣3樓
Source: GHC Asia

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