Photo: Pak Keung Wan in Birmingham, West Midlands

Pak Keung Wan

Lecturer / academic

Drawing, process, moving image & human form are the apparatus through which my relations with the natural world are materialised. Biological operations, geological formations, cosmological occurrences, such things are observed & explored as metaphors to articulate an inner world, intimate & private. I consider these mediating practices as transitional states & where my concerns with being, time, fusion & energy inhabit & become tangible.

Drawing is a consistent form, a type of behaviour & through daily practice a devotional act. The line is a recurring motif. Threadlike and often tenuous, it serves as a channel connecting me to natural forces that the act of drawing intends to invoke, a way of feeling a form into being.

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Location Birmingham, West Midlands
Activities Higher education, Further education, Lecturing, Practice-based research, Residencies, Workshops, Private commissions, Exhibitions programme
Artforms / type of project Animation, Drawing, Installation, Intervention, Performance
Tags drawing, works on paper, found images, spolvero, time-based, durational, lived experience, labour, work, process

News & Events

  • From Here & There: Drawings from the UK

    29/11/2014 – 20/12/2014
    Elysium Gallery Offsite, The Old Iceland Building, 27-29 High Street, SA1 1NU, Swansea, Wales, UK

    4 drawings from my Totipotenti series will be exhibited Open Wednesday – Sunday, 12 – 5pm Preview Saturday 29th November, 7-9PM

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  • From Here and There: Drawings from Swansea to Colorado

    26/09/2014 – 31/10/2014
    Clara Hatton Gallery, Colorado State University, CO, USA

    4 drawings from the Totipotenti series have been selected for this exchange programme of exhibitions between the Clara Hatton Gallery, Colorado, USA and the Elysium Gallery, Swansea, Wales, UK.

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