Friday, September 15, 2017

Current Exhibition "New Life'' at RSASA Gallery


"New Life" Spring Exhibition: 3 - 24 September, 2017
RSASA gallery : Level 1 Institute Building, Cnr North Tce & Kintore Ave, Adelaide, SA 5000
Phone: 08 8232 0450

Confucius Killer Art Events site: link



A Throwback to the past few months...


Share a few moments of the last few months, it's been quite a busy time...

#MorningTea with artists and sitters, at Adelaide Town Hall, July 21, 2017




#ArtExhibitions, "Portraits'' and "Ukiyo-e Dream'',  August, 2017




#PortraitDemonstration Session11 at RSASA Gallery, Sitter: Adelaide Lady Mayoress, Aug 20, 2017




This the mysterious opal necklace which we need to incorporate into the art.


#NewLife Exhibition at RSASA Gallery, 3 -24 Sep, 2017


More images about these art events: link

Monday, September 4, 2017

Introducing Brand New Sub-sites


Introducing two brand new sub-sites where you can explore the current & past events, curated collection, etc., 
Confucius Killer Art Events: https://confuciuskiller.wixsite.com/artevents
Confucius Killer Exotic: https://confuciuskiller.wixsite.com/curation

Also welcome to visit parent site http://confuciuskiller.com for more information. 




Tuesday, August 29, 2017

"The Mystery" -- Finished Artwork of Portrait Demonstration 2017 at RSASA Gallery

This is my finished art based on the demonstration at RSASA ( Royal South Australian Society of Arts) gallery on Aug 20, 2017. The distinguished sitter for this demonstration session is Adelaide Lady Mayoress Genevieve Theseria - Haese. Initial work was a pencil sketch of head portrait. The finished artwork is completed with charcoal, pastel, pencil and pen.

Given the fact that the opal necklace has a story behind it, I renamed the title of my work as "The Mystery". Lady Mayoress actually didn't wear that precious opal necklace during the demonstration session. It was locked in the security box as it is still a broken one. And that's an interesting day since we had security guy out there throughout the demonstration. Also it's quite challenging as each artist has to incorporate the opal necklace into the artwork. If anyone is keen to learn more about the story behind this opal, you can check out this link : " Lady Mayoress opal returns to Adelaide after 30 years after secret Paris handover to Lord Mayor Martin Haese". Is this title great enough to inspire any author to write a detective story based on such news?

Anyway, this finished artwork, together with other artists' works based on demonstration for their respective sitters, will be displayed during the RSASA Members' Spring Exhibition "New Life" to be opened to the public on Sunday 3rd September (Father's Day). The official opening will be held on Sunday 10th September at 2pm by Professor Joanne Cys, Head of School of Arts, Architecture & Design Uni SA. 

So welcome to our Spring Exhibition "New Life" to view the 44 final portrait artworks. 

"New Life" Spring Exhibition: 3 - 24 September, 2017
RSASA gallery : Level 1 Institute Building, Cnr North Tce & Kintore Ave, Adelaide, SA 5000
Phone: 08 8232 0450





Sunday, August 27, 2017

Artist Talk: Is Art (Modern Art) a hoax?

This round-up is based on my ‘’artist talk’’ session held in NACC on Aug 11, 2017. It is just the elaboration of the outlines covered during the artist talk session. Last year I read a pocket book, Is Christianity a Hoax, which is a very interesting topic, so I borrowed its title to apply here.

Great style is a great disguise –

For an artist, the ability is much more important than the style. I believe ‘’form follows function’’, or ‘’form follows content’’. If so, an artist is not supposed to be restricted by any style. Actually, ‘’style’’ is the label mostly used by other people to analyze your works. It might show up very naturally but we’d better not to ‘’design” the style. Great style is just a great disguise. A real artist is an actor or an actress, when he or she finished a film (the art project), just like took off a disguise. Perhaps in the previous film, he or she played a role as a drug dealer, but then in the upcoming film, his or her role will be a cop. We can say either the ‘’drug dealer’’ or the ‘’cop’’ is just the ‘’style’’ of the creation.

People may argue that lots of excellent artists or actors/actresses are well known for a particular ‘’style’’ throughout the history of art/film. That is the truth, but I think that is mainly because of commercial reason, that by sticking to a particularly ‘’style’’ it might be easy for one to stand out from the market, but I also think the great artists or actors/actresses can master various ‘’style’’; and that ability to ‘’switch between different styles’’ is vital.

We live in an era that ‘’specialist’’ dominates the world, but back to Renaissance time, many artists are also excellent scientists, musicians, etc., Compared with modern artists, old masters have strong ability to control a great deal of variety.

Is it necessary to have artist’s statement? –

Language is so powerful that it might be used to manipulate people’s mind. A typical example of powerful language is the leading question or suggestive question on the court. Attorneys are busy with identifying and objecting to these types of questions on the court. Although here we are talking about art, which has nothing to do with justice, or even right or wrong, the subtle influence of language could not be underestimated.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Historical Figure -- Abraham Lincoln -- SALA Art Exhibition 2017 -- ''Portraits & Characters''

Welcome to my SALA ''Portraits'' exhibition! 

"Portrait": North Adelaide Community Centre

Date: Aug 1 - Aug 31, 2017
Add: 176, Tynte St, North Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia
Tel: +61 8 8203 7811
Hours: Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm | Saturday - Sunday Closed
Access: Wheelchair access, Disability parking,
Entry: FREE


Check out my website: http://confuciuskiller.com for more details.


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

My SALA Art Exhibition 2017 & Artworks Catalogues

"Ukiyo-e Dream": Hotel Tivoli

Date: Aug 1 - Aug 31, 2017
Add: 265, Pirie St, Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia
Tel: +61 8 8223 4790
Hours: Wednesday - Thursday 4:30pm - 9pm | Friday 11am - late | Saturday 4:30pm - late | Sunday - Tuesday Closed
Entry: FREE
Opening Night Launch Event @ Hotel Tivoli: 7pm, Saturday, July 29, 2017


"Portrait": North Adelaide Community Centre

Date: Aug 1 - Aug 31, 2017
Add: 176, Tynte St, North Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia
Tel: +61 8 8203 7811
Hours: Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm | Saturday - Sunday Closed
Access: Wheelchair access, Disability parking,
Entry: FREE
Website: link
"Artist Talks" will be held between 1pm - 2pm in North Adelaide Community Centre on Aug 11, 2017. 

 As part of Sunny's SALA exhibitions, a fundraising activity for Royal Flying Doctor Service will also be starting from August to September 2017, online donation can be made through the page on Everydayhero website by clicking the link here: https://rfdscentral-fundraisers.everydayhero.com/au/sunny-huang


Learning from old masters -- my ink portrait 03


Learning from old masters -- my ink portrait 01



Friday, May 26, 2017

My arts calendar -- upcoming event

This digital painting "Between the City and the Sea" has been chosen for display in the West Torrens Auditorium Gallery as part of the upcoming exhibition, and to contend for West Torrens Art Prize 2017 and sales.

The actual size of this painting is 60cm (width) X 100cm (height). Printed on canvas with stretching & wrapping over light woodframe.

Location and Dates:

Venue:
The West Torrens Tuditorium Gallery
1 Brooker Terrace Hilton, Cowandilla, South Australia

Dates:
Friday June 2 - Monday June 5, 2017

Show Opening Times:
10am - 4pm daily

Stay tuned! 

My website: http://confuciuskiller.com






My arts calendar -- two exhibitions during the SALA art festival in Adelaide

Hello everyone! This year, Sunny's two thematic series of artworks will be exhibited in their respective venues:

"Ukiyo-e Dream": Hotel Tivoli

Date: Aug 1 - Aug 31, 2017
Add: 265, Pirie St, Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia
Tel: +61 8 8223 4790
Hours: Monday - Thursday 11am - 4pm | Friday - Saturday 11am - 8:30 pm | Sunday Closed
Entry: FREE
Opening Night Launch Event @ Hotel Tivoli: 7pm, Saturday, July 29, 2017


"Portrait": North Adelaide Community Centre

Date: Aug 1 - Aug 31, 2017
Add: 176, Tynte St, North Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia
Tel: +61 8 8203 7811
Hours: Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm | Saturday - Sunday Closed
Access: Wheelchair access, Disability parking,
Entry: FREE
There will be a little "Art Talk" held between 1pm - 2pm in North Adelaide Community Centre on Aug 11, 2017. 





Stay tuned!

My website: http://confuciuskiller.com
My SALA exhibition page: http://confuciuskiller.com/2012/html/sala.html