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Vivid Identities: Works by Wayne Mok and Katherine Lubar

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Channel Z, 2009 Acrylic on Aluminium 59 X 59cm
Vivid Identities: Works by Wayne Mok and Katherine Lubar
Curated by: Jane Kate Wood

733 NW Everett Street
Portland, OR 97229
February 2nd, 2012 - February 2nd, 2012
Opening: February 2nd, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.victorygallery.com
COUNTRY:  
United States
EMAIL:  
jane@victorygallery.com
PHONE:  
+1 503 208 3585
OPEN HOURS:  
Tuesday - Saturday 11-5pm
TAGS:  
geometric painting, geometric-abstraction abstract, modern
COST:  
free

DESCRIPTION

At first glance these two artists have little in common other that choosing to live and work in London. There styles, technique and concepts very greatly but underneath the surface is an unusual thread of exploration and contrasting identity.

Born in Hong Kong, Mok came to Britain at the age of 13, with this obvious act of displacement at a pivotal moment in his life becoming an inspiration and subject for much of his subsequent work. Mixing Western artistic mores with Eastern craft skills, Mok creates. Perhaps because of this dislocating move, Mok came to art late, having initially studied mathematics and statistics, yet this study has found its way into his work, as fractals and angles meld with his desire to find order in chaos across series of paintings that progress around a central theme.

Katherine Lubar was raised in England but spent a significant amount of her youth traveling to the US. Studying music as well as painting Katherine developed theories about the correlation between visual art and music that inspires and informs her work.