Garrie Maguire

an Australian Photographer in Beijing

Jiang Weitao

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The World of Chinese has published a second blog on their website. This one on the Shanghai based artist Jiang Weitao. It is part of the artists working series that Red Gate Gallery has commissioned me to make.

Li Xiaofeng at The Opposite House

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This exquisite work is on display October to December 2012. it is stunningly beautiful. It was a great joy to photograph it. I can’t believe that the AGNSW passed up a chance to own one several years ago.

Lv Peng, Beijing


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Lv Peng was the first studio I photographed as part of a larger commission from Brian Wallace from Red Gate Gallery. Peng’s themes are have overlap with my concerns. In our conversation we talked about the 1900-30s are a defining moment of Chinese history, the sense of wonder and advancement. This mirrored society in this current period. His paintings have young men discovering the world and getting involved in it.