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葉家偉 Alexis Ip

 

 

Influenced by the photomontages of the Dadaists, Alexis Ip developed his own technique which he refers to as FOTOMO. FOTOMO is a combination of 'Photo' and 'Model'; simply put, he models his photographs in a 3-D arrangement to create a perspective in a medium that is usually perceived flat. 

Alexis Ip’s creation is hand-crafted from a collage of numerous photographs depicting old neighbourhoods, street scenes and the celebrations of festivals. Trivial stories within a big city are contained in his model of micro-photos. 

His FOTOMO work “The Blue House” and his pottery work “The Old Memories” were selected in the Hong Kong Arts Biennial 2005 and some of his work has been acquired by the Hong Kong museum. His FOTOMO work “Hong Kong Image, Fa Yuen Street” is the winner of Hong Kong Contemporary Arts Award 2009. 

Alexis Ip is currently resided in Hong Kong where he is a secondary school Visual Arts teacher.

 

A short documentary about Alexis Ip and the making of his work.

A trailer about the group exhibition HK Dimensions including Alexis Ip


葉家偉 Alexis Ip, Hop Yick Store (Stanley), Hong Kong 2018, mixed media & collage, framed to 58 x 44 cm, open edition, HK$ 12,500 inlcuding frame.

 
 

 葉家偉 Alexis Ip, 中環嘉咸街蜃食檔    Snack Stall on Graham Street (Central,  Hong Kong, 2017), “Fotomo” 3-D Collage open edition, H 60 x 66 cm, HK$ 15,000 including frame, H 60 x 66 cm 

葉家偉 Alexis Ip, 中環嘉咸街蜃食檔 Snack Stall on Graham Street (Central, Hong Kong, 2017), “Fotomo” 3-D Collage open edition, H 60 x 66 cm, HK$ 15,000 including frame, H 60 x 66 cm 

 
 
I want to bring back the old street scenes of Hong Kong through my works.
— 葉家偉 Alexis Ip, 2018

 葉家偉 Alexis Ip, 水果檔·中環,  Fruit Stall (Central, Hong Kong) , 2018, open edition FOTOMO artwork (mixed media collage)m framed to H 45 x 26 x 7 cm, HK$ 11,000

葉家偉 Alexis Ip, 水果檔·中環, Fruit Stall (Central, Hong Kong), 2018, open edition FOTOMO artwork (mixed media collage)m framed to H 45 x 26 x 7 cm, HK$ 11,000

 
 

葉家偉 Alexis Ip, 秋記紙業·中環, Chau Kee Paper Offerings (Central, Hong Kong, 2017), “Fotomo” 3-D Collage open edition, H 60 x 85 cm, HK$ 18,800 including frame 

 
 

葉家偉 Alexis Ip, 金城海味·九龍城  Kam Shing Dried Seafood (Kowloon City, Hong Kong, 2018) 97 x 66 cm, HK$ 19,500 including frame

 
 

葉家偉 Alexis Ip 中環電車路, Tramway in Central (Hong Kong, 2018),  “Fotomo” 3-D Collage open edition, H20 x 30 cm, HK$ 6,800 including frame 

 
 

葉家偉 Alexis Ip , 維多利亞港, Victoria Harbour (Hong Kong, 2017), “Fotomo” 3-D Collage open edition, H21 x 30 cm, HK$ 6,800 including frame 

 
Normally we see everything three dimensionally but in photography everything is turned two dimensional. What is so special about my works is the two dimensional is turned back into three dimensional though many layers. As a result the most ordinary street scenes like a vegetable or fruit vendor which people hardly pay attention to become magical.
— 葉家偉 Alexis Ip

葉家偉 Alexis Ip "Barbershop in Wan Chai" [Hong Kong, 2012]

葉家偉 Alexis Ip "灣仔太原街維記", Wai Kee Aquarium, [Hong Kong, 2016]

 

 

Works by Alexis Ip are available in above sizes or can be ordered at your desired size upon request. We do have a comprehensive e-catalogue available which can be sent on request. 

Please contact Christina in case for further inquiries on Christina@bluelotus-gallery.com