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Arthur Ou : ‘Test Screens’ Series (Photo-Media)

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Arthur Ou
‘Test Screens’
Archival pigment print
2011
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Arthur Ou
‘Test Screens’
Archival pigment print
2008
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Arthur Ou
‘Test Screens’
Archival pigment print
2008
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Arthur Ou
‘Test Screens’
Archival pigment print
2008
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Arthur Ou
‘Test Screens’
Archival pigment print
2008
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Arthur Ou
‘Test Screens’
Archival pigment print
2010
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Arthur Ou is a Taiwanese artist currently living and working in New York. He is an Associate Professor of Photography at Parsons New School for Design in New York and is exhibiting in Sydney for the first time. He is showing a selection from his Test Screens series of innovative landscape photo-media works in which he intentionally interferes with the direct view by incorporating a layer of ‘drawing’ or ‘painting’ with light into the photographic space.

The artist manipulates the black and white film at negative stage with bleaching and masking techniques. After shooting the coastal locations for his Test Screen series, a bleach solution is applied to the black and white negative film. This removes the emulsion to form clear areas on the negative where the light goes through and which will appear as black in the finished print. In some works a stencil is prepared for the text or lines are masked out and bleach is applied through the mask for more defined edges. This is a subtractive process but these forms appear added or overlaid when printed.

His overall practice incorporates architecture, sculpture, ceramics and photo-media. East-West themes and aesthetics are a constant in his art; aligned with his personal cultural experience and history. While his works embody a notion of transience, operating within and expressive of the space where cultures meet, the pervading implication throughout his practice is the migration of ideas through art.

[Extract : Artereal Gallery]

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Arthur Ou : Website

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