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A close up detail of my paper cut collage. I worked in these colours after I learned about Morandi colour palettes. They were inspired by the muted and monochromatic paintings of Giorgio Morandi.
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This is my finished cactus paper artwork. It's been great fun creating art for this mini exhibition. More paper work to follow!
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Working on a 3D paper cut collection for a group exhibition.
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“Reverie II”, video art by Hong Kong-based video artist Alvin Mak. These videos are an abstraction of the psychological void, between the conscious and sub-conscious. It explores the inner workings of the mind. The process of imagination begins with the forming of raw and incomplete fragments of ideas. The raw data is sculpted and transformed by the consciousness, grown and combined into complex ideas, or is left to dissipate into the void, to make room for the next thought. The process of mental synthesis is abstracted in the artwork.

Viewers are invited to watch and join the meditative video. The moving organic and abstract forms aim to remove conscious thoughts and to encourage the mind to wander.
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“Reverie I”, video art by Hong Kong-based video artist Alvin Mak. These videos are an abstraction of the psychological void, between the conscious and sub-conscious. It explores the inner workings of the mind. The process of imagination begins with the forming of raw and incomplete fragments of ideas. The raw data is sculpted and transformed by the consciousness, grown and combined into complex ideas, or is left to dissipate into the void, to make room for the next thought. The process of mental synthesis is abstracted in the artwork.

Viewers are invited to watch and join the meditative video. The moving organic and abstract forms aim to remove conscious thoughts and to encourage the mind to wander.
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Tweaking the colours to create an ombre fuschia pink to buttercup yellow on my paper wall relief. This is a commission for an office in Central, Hong Kong. It is about 348cm wide and split over 4 panels. .
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"Chroma", hand curved papers on canvas by Dana Shek.
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"Chroma", paper wall relief by Dana Shek.

This labour of love spanned 6 months! Wetting and curving 1000's of papers to create an ombre colour field.

The finished artwork size is 3x10metres. It is installed at the main lobby of the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Tainan, Taiwan.
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"Phoenix Garden" paper cutting by Dana Shek.

This is a close up detail of my #paperart which features feathers and flowers.
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Some quick sketches for more seashell designs to be made into paper cuttings.
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Minimal, paper cut on white by Dana Shek. “Spiral” draws inspiration from seashell patterns. They are beautiful, mathematical puzzles. Dana translated these details into an organic and contemporary paper cut. The folded cuts pop up to catch the light and create shadows. The shadows shift throughout the day.
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"Paper Landscape", paper collage by Dana Shek.
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Doodling with a knife on paper. Playing around with this and seeing where this thought goes.
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"Papier II", laser cut white paper mounted on glossy, gold paper. Butterfly and gourd art by Dana Shek.

I am inspired by the beautiful shape of gourd vases and used that as the starting point. From there I designed a pattern similar to crackle glaze found on ceramics. I thought about the still life themes found on these vases and decided to feature butterflies. With the butterfly wings folded back, they create a three dimensional element. My design is then laser cut on white paper and placed on top of a gold paper which adds a colour highlight.
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"Orb", black plated stainless steel sculptures by Alvin Mak.

These are the completed set of sculptures which are displayed in a Hong Kong clubhouse.
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Chinese dragon print in blue on a metal cut vase. This is our take on antique decor with a contemporary twist. .
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"Foliage", #digitalartprint by Alvin Mak.
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"Phoenix Garden", #paperwork by Dana Shek.

Behind the scenes and in the studio footage. See previous posts to learn more.
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Detail from my "Phoenix Garden" #papercutart.

The finished artwork is H180 x 350cm. It is installed at MGM, Macau. See previous posts to learn more.
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"Phoenix Garden" by #paperartist Dana Shek.

This #paperwork is the largest I have cut. It is H180 x W350cm, I had to split this into 4 panels so that I could physically reach the surface to cut. This labour of love spanned 6 months. It is installed at the MGM Macau.

I have an impression of a phoenix garden which gradually takes shape and form as I start to cut paper. The act of paper cutting, for me, has a meditative quality so my way of working tends to be organic. I'll have an idea for the overall composition but each cut is decided at that precise moment. For the final touch, I added paper feathers to create more depth and shadow in the overall artwork. Paper seems to be a very basic material but it is incredibly versatile which is why I love to use it for my paper work.
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#Papercutart by Dana Shek.

Working on a new art commission for a hotel in Macau. The client wanted feathers and wings. So I cut various shapes to create a draft design.

I also have my new blade handle from @ergokiwi which I'm trying out.
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#Papercut doodle by Dana Shek.

On days when I'm not feeling creative, I play with new techniques or improve on skills. Today it's #papercutting. Let's see where this goes.......☺️
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"Ripple", wall sculpture by Alvin Mak.
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"Ripple", Stainless Steel Wall Sculpture by Alvin Mak.

After photographing the ocean for years, I got curious to capture a physical piece of the water to put indoors. I sketched and photographed the waves, then translated the image into a 3D computer model. The 3D data is then machined and replicated into a mirror finished stainless steel wall sculpture.

Alvin has observed the Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong through photography and video art for more than a decade. In the pursuit to further express the mesmerising and meditative qualities of the harbours currents and movements, Alvin sought to capture the fluid movement in 3-dimensional forms. The sculptural surface is polished to a mirror finish which reflects it's surroundings. As the viewer observes the artwork from one angle to the next, the surface changes like water ripple movement. This gives the wall sculpture an interactive quality.
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“Victoria Dreaming”, abstract water photography by Alvin Mak.

The development of Victoria Dreaming is an ongoing visual exploration of urban Hong Kong that began in 2002. It was a study of Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong; its waves, reflection and interaction with the environment. The harbour was explored at numerous locations along the coast, and under various lighting and weather conditions.

The imagery was formless as the shifting water bends the light. Some of the captures were done at slow speed or panned to let the light paint the photo. Images were also presented as multi-panel sets of abstract photography to express the emotion of each scene. Victoria Harbour has gone through a physical change since our initial photographic observations in 2002. The harbour has changed shape and size from land reclamation projects.
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"Urban Abstractions", modern photography by Alvin Mak.

This series progressed from the exploration of the first photographic series “Urban Impressions”. Initially, the material was drawn from street activities and daily life. “Urban Abstractions" take a more graphical approach to examine the city.

Every place has a unique brand of look and feel. A few tell-tale details often trigger the memory of the larger context. Hong Kong is a special place that contains a concentrated blend of structures from various eras. I am thrilled to see the wide variety of elements. The diversity allows great freedom to tune the tones, texture and composition.
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"Loop", Abstract sculpture by Alvin Mak.

This art object draws a line across three dimensional space. It swings across space, twists and folds onto itself. The end eventually meets the beginning of the line and completes the circle. It results in an organic shape that warms up any interior. The sculptures can be made of fiberglass and stainless steel.
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Sketch for "Papier", paper cut artwork by Dana Shek.

The shape and designs of Chinese antique vases are the source of inspiration for this drawing. This is my contemporary, botanical themed design with a traditional vase silhouette. This sketch will be developed into a paper cut artwork.
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"Ink", ink painting limited edition print by Alvin Mak.

This contemporary artwork is created from original paintings, hand-drawn textures and ink marks which are composed in an abstract ink painting style. I use traditional techniques used in paintings such as dry brush and wet on wet as well as modern forms of mark making.
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"Urban Abstractions", digital art photograph by Alvin Mak. “Urban Abstractions” progressed from the exploration of the first photographic series “Urban Impressions”. Initially, the material was drawn from street activities and daily life. This series however, takes a more graphical approach to examine the city.

Every place has a unique brand of look and feel. A few tell-tale details often trigger the memory of the larger context. Hong Kong is a special place that contains a concentrated blend of structures from various eras. I am thrilled to see the wide variety of elements. The diversity allows great freedom to tune the tones, texture and composition.
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#modernart #digitalphotography #freelanceartist #commissionart #visualartist #alvinmak #urbanimpressions #artiststudio #wallphotography #shareart #urbanphotography #urbanart #restaurantdecor #corporateart
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We were commissioned to create customized hotel wall art for the elegant, 5 star St Regis Hotel in Chengdu, China. The interior design has a sophisticated, art deco style. As part of the client's design brief, they requested to incorporate the interior style into the artwork. We set about drafting ideas and proposed initial designs to meet this art brief. But we wanted to add something extra to make our artwork unique to this project and location.

We took architectural photographs of the St Regis Hotel building and composed them to create graphical, art deco-inspired designs in bronze tones. We also used art deco details to make abstract fine art prints in gold and bronze colours. Alvin’s series of tailor-made fine ar prints features throughout all the hotel guestrooms and suites.
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“Bloom”, photograph by Alvin Mak.

From a photographic still life study of flowers, the chrysanthemum was chosen for its subtle beauty and rich, dense petal layers. I wanted to create a large scale, oversized floral artwork which would allow the viewer to examine the flower in parts. My photograph is combined with hand made drawings and found textures which are then digitally composed.
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"Ceramica", photomontage by Dana Shek.

This artwork contains 1000's of images of Chinese ceramics layered to create a patterned background. In the foreground are birdcages and koi fish. I wanted to create a surreal, dreamlike scene with a contemporary, Asian twist.
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