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April 2016 Red Gate Residents

Apr 01,2016

David Gumbs, Multimedia / Visual Arts, Saint-Martin / France

http://www.davidgumbs.com

 

I'm a visual and multimedia artist from the island of Saint-Martin in the Caribbean. 

Based on my « Offscreen » interactive video series and my Ecorc(é) photography series, I’m interested in exploring new mental, and social landscapes through interactive video and sound installation. These new micro landscapes are inspired by Edouard Glissant’s « Tout Monde » poetic journeys and the notion of trajectories, flux, and transformation of mental and sociologic identities, found in both my wandering drawings and my organic experimental animations.\u2028

This research aims at studying the local viewer’s « Mental Archeology » by confronting their hidden memories with fragments of my own Caribbean imagery. And discovering « new species » of microscopic univers from the Chinese culture.

 

Aris Kalaizis, Painter, German/Greek

Web: http://www.kalaizis.com

 

Follow the link to my introduction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0VN9ZaNveA&list=PLlntTl8RCq64L-Ae-3Uda36zgEIhHMiR7

 

Shuwei Liu, Photography and indigo dyeing, China

Web: http://www.liushuwei.com

I've been obsessed with the color blue, so that i'm living in blue and designing indigo blue clothing and working on my "Blue" trilogy photography project.

 

Silas McDonough, painter, United States

Web: http://silasmcdonough.com

 

Everywhere I go I like to observe people; to see how people live and interact, and what motivates them. As an artist, I use drawing and painting, to translate these ideas and observations into a visual form. My work, while it is figurative, is focused more on the unseen aspects of internal reality, identity and emotion, than the outward depiction. While in Beijing, I plan to create a series of drawings/paintings focusing on the human spirit, while exploring possible directions to develop my work visually and conceptually.

 

Kristie Sim, Painter, Singaporean

Web: http://simzeming.com

Kristie Sim ZE MING is an emerging visual artist from Singapore.

Identity, destruction, modernity and other existential juxtapositions brought about from change (ie. life in death and death in life) are recurring themes in her semi-abstract work. The interest in figures and structural forms is no secret. The various subject matters chosen are often borrowed to reflect the personal development of her mental and psychological landscape. Meanwhile, she is questioning the institution's expectations of visual arts and its function in Singapore.

  

Daniel Stempfer, Installation/Sculpture, Austria

Web: http://www.stempfr.com

Daniel Stempfer is an Austrian artist living and working in Frankfurt/Main and Berlin.

His sculptures and installations are often dealing with temporary phenomena, the traces they leave and the various – sometimes mutually contradictory – narratives those traces support in retrospect.

He is also the co-curator of the exhibition space Jenifer Nails. (www.jenifernails.com)

 

Peter Zappa, sculptor, Australian

Web: http://www.zappartforms.com

 

Whilst at the residency I hope to work with a local artist to produce a sculpture that has been an idea I've had for a long time and hopefully exhibit the sculpture while I'm in China.

I also intend to produce a series of sketches influenced by the Chinese culture and landscape and see how the experience affects my own art practice.

 

 
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