Participating Artist: Heungman

08/23/2009

LittleRedBk_Diptych

SH.Stories_Diptych

Artist Biography

Heungman was born in China and brought up in Hong Kong. He earned a BA degree in Cinema and Television Arts from California State University. He went on to study photography and received a BFA with honor from the Art Center College of Design in California. He has been working as a photographer in New York for 15 years. His work has been published in Rolling Stone, Spin, Paper and Time Magazine, amongst others.

Heungman is currently dividing his time between New York and Shanghai and focusing on personal projects and exhibitions. He is also busy with two book projects: 100women 100motors 100yrs of Harley-Davidson and Old Shanghai Now. They’re going to be published in the United States.

Artist Statement

All eyes are on China.

Two years of living in the motherland, Heungman was interested in mixing China’s new with her recent past, obscuring the urban days with darkness, even erecting the black n’ white among all colors to draw new meanings about the ambivalent big giant.

With the Little Red Book series Heungman employs the naked body as “eternal truth” and the Cultural Revolution icons as the “recent past,” he attempts to discover answers to the present moment in Chinese history.

Artist Contact Info

Website: http://heungman.net/splash.html
Email: heungman@gmail.com

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