Exhibition: Idea of Man, part II at the Ilford Galerie, Kuala Lumpur

_8B13391 we'll face it together copy

I’m pleased to announce my first exhibition for 2018, and the second instalment in the long-running Idea of Man project – part II premieres together with the opening of the Ilford Galerie in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is a continuation of my exploration into the transience of modern life – human figures are anonymous, on the move, and in a built environment, there is separation but no individuality, and every situation is a familiar one which we have probably been in at one time or another. They could be us. The perspective is one of conscious observer rather than participant: a deliberate acknowledgement of human nature in self-awareness and our tendency to as “why me – and how am I any different?”.

The event starts a 1pm on Saturday, 20 January and features prints made by my usual partner in crime, Wesley Wong. Please come and say hi if you’re in town.

IOM2 opening


Ultraprints from this series are available on request here


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  1. Congratulations and best wishes for a great exhibit!

  2. Congrats Ming…I would love to be there!

  3. Paul Levy-Adophy says:


    I would love to be there but unfortunately won’t be to make it (for as you know, distance and new family arrangements have conspired against that).

    But I will be there in spirit and will follow your posts on the event.

    Sent from my iPhone

  4. Félicitations !

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