During his trip to China, Patrick
Otis Cox embraced the rapid production capabilities of digital video,
along with traditional paint on canvas, to capture the emotions
created by the cultural upheavals occurring in China. This series of
acrylic paintings with integral video art is about China’s struggle
to maintain the traditional, along side the accelerated morphing to
a single minded and strident obsession with everything modern.
His documentary “Artists of Beijing” has been widely heralded for the
insight to China’s resignation of the past and the idol worship of
the new, receiving screen time at independent film festivals and
broadcast through the airways, satellite and cable television.
In October, everyone has an opportunity to see the original paintings
and video art that shows the removal of the binding shackles of
oppression that causes the subsequent explosion of creativity and
industry in China. The free market place lives, Mao Zedong is
history! Only expressionism can convey this profound evolution.
A preview of the paintings and additional information about the
artist can be found at his on-line gallery: www.patrickotiscox.com . The cutting edge of art is
now global. And with Americans learning to speak Chinese, we are
witnessing a birth of a new world. A copy of the
article or video The China Series, an interview with Patrick Otis Cox
is available for publication or broadcast.
Contact: Patrick Otis Cox
The China Series of Paintings
with Integral Video Art
Post Modern Expressionism by Patrick Otis Cox
Solo Exhibition, October 27th to November 10th, 2005.
Presented by the
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212 226-1466 www.builtinc.com
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 27, 2005 5-9pm