Gaze of Desire features a transitional joint between renowned fashion photographer Justin Cooper and widely recognised artist Feng Zhengjie, as they showcase the ideology of women as a focus of desire.
Justin Cooper Global-roaming photographer Justin Cooper is known internationally for his haunting, alluring images. With bases in Sydney, New York, Paris and Shanghai, Cooper’s work across a spectrum of industries – including fashion, beauty, advertising and personal – is distinguished the connection he creates between his camera and his subject. His editorial client list includes Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire and Manuscript, while his advertising campaigns include Lee, Jigsaw, Elle McPherson, L’Oreal, Clarins, Sephora and Biotherm.
Feng Zhengjie is one of China’s well-renowned painters. He has exhibited internationally in many shows including Dialogue With Asia in Oslo, Korea Contemporary Art Festival in Seoul, China Femmes de Chine in Paris, Primary Colors at the Singapore Art Museum, New Perspectives in Chinese Painting in Milan, etc. Feng’s painting Chinese Portrait was hammered for CNY 2,400,000 in 2008.
This exhibition features Feng’s best-known work – the Portrait of China series. “Warhol-esque” portraits of through women who exude the glamour aesthetic of desire are believed to portray the rampant consumerism and a vision of emerging pop culture.