RA Schools - Life Room Venus by Wuon-Gean Ho - Davidson Galleries
Wuon-Gean Ho

RA Schools - Life Room Venus

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Medium: Linocut on Chinese Xuan paper
Dimensions: 8 x 6 inches (image)
Signature: Signed
Artist details: British / Chinese, 1973
Edition: of 50

Recommended by Nikki (Fine Print Photographer & Content Publisher):

"During her residency at the Royal Academy Schools, Wuon-Gean Ho completed a number of linocut prints in the historic ‘Life Room’, where figure drawing often takes place. In her rendition of Venus, Ho’s playful personality shines through this European traditional space. She brings the statue to life with her rendition of arms, hands, and even a cell phone on the famous woman’s armless body. The linocut print is a reverse image of the actual statue’s left-right orientation. This tells us that Ho most likely carved her linocut block as if it were a life drawing sketch (treating her carving tools like pencils) before printing the resulting image. She even chose to include an alternate view of the statue as well as another artist drawing in the background, much like students would in a figure drawing class. Ho has created a delightfully colorful and humorous take on illustrating a woman’s form with the hallmark textures only linocut relief prints can offer."