ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Derek Que - New Gallery on Old Bailey - November 8th - November 22nd <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Derek Que </strong>has been a professional commercial photographer for many years, but his enthusiasm for fine art photography has only grown more intense with every passing year.&nbsp; This exhibition named <strong><em>DIG . DISCOVER</em></strong>, as Derek is digging beyond the obvious to discover a deeper meaning in life. This exhibition will be showcasing two new series of works. In the first series, Derek examined and exposed the dark side of human nature. In the later series, he examined the issue of human&rsquo;s mind is not as free as we think it is.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Derek&rsquo;s first series of works titled &ldquo;回首 (Hui Shou)&rdquo;, which has dual meanings &ndash; looking back or return. Looking back into the history, the twelve zodiacs bronze heads were looted from Yuan Ming Yuan by the British and French troops. It was a notorious event in Chinese history that remains a signal symbol of national humiliation. Derek superimposed zodiacs heads onto nude bodies; revealing human&rsquo;s aggressions are no different than animals. Morality and ethic are the principles of human nature, but human beings could no longer distinct themselves when the boundaries are crossed. Nevertheless, Animals do not have the desire for possession like human beings.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In the second series, Derek investigated the issue of limited number of choices in our open society. Our decisions are often the reflection of the situation we are in. Therefore, due to our situation and our society, we are limited in the choices we make. Derek titled his works in breakfast sets A, B, C and D. There are varieties in the menu, but the choices are indeed limited as ingredients are repeatedly mix and match. Individuality and choices are lost in the modern civilization.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">*** &nbsp;This exhibiiton contains nudity &nbsp;***</p> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 03:49:24 +0000