마카오 출신으로 아시아권 여러나라에서 활동 중인 사진 작가 시즌 라오의 사진 작품전시회가 서울 인사동 리서울갤러리에서 열립니다. 이번 작품들은 일본 홋카이도 지방의 겨울 풍경 등을 담은 작품들입니다.
아시아권에서 주목받는 젊은 예술가인 시즌 라오(Season Lao, 1987년 마카오 생)는 마카오, 중국, 홍콩, 일본 등 아시아권 여러나라를 오가며 작업하는 사진 작가입니다. 순수한 자연 풍경에 영감을 얻고, 자연 속에 투사되는 인간의 마음을 예술작품으로 표현합니다.
2007년부터 마카오의 독특한 문화와 정체성의 모색을하고 싶다는 열망에서 사진과 영상 작업을 시작한 그는 2010년부터는 일본 홋카이도로 건너가 홋카이도 풍경을 작품화하고 전시합니다.
Season Lao（ 劉善恆 ）
Artist, Photographer, Creative Director for an Advertising Company
Born in 1987. Season Lao now is based in Sapporo. He graduated from Macao Polytechnic Institute with a degree in Multimedia Design. While studying in the evenings, he worked in both design and art, winning numerous awards. His art and activities expanded internationally having designed souvenirs for Louis Vuitton.
Since 2007, he began exploring Macao's unique culture. He went to Portugal from Macao with his works. One such project -- "Pateo do Mungo," which talks about the old street where he was born -- was published as a photo book and documentary. The historic buildings, designated to be demolished, have been preserved.
Returning to pure art forms, his desire to compare modern metropoles to a simple and honest country life arose. During his travels to various countries, he was particularly inspired by the serene snow-covered winter landscapes in Date, Hokkaido. At 23 years of age, he was invited to be a creative director for a Japanese design company even though he didn't speak any Japanese at that time, being in charge of designs for various design projects, He began exploring Japan from Sapporo to other cities including the coal mining ruins in Hokkaido. He worked on his art projects, examining the balance between nature and human beings. Through those exhibitions in Japan and abroad, as well as yearly museum and art gallery exhibits throughout China, Japan, Korea, Europe and America. such as in Italy's church museum exhibition “L’UOMO NEL PAESAGGIO,” he was selected to participate as one of 24 photo artists from all the world. His Hokkaido artworks were exhibited and published as a photo book with some big name artists such as Linda McCartney, David La Chapelle, Maurizio Galimberti. Representing Macao, his work has been exhibited in China's “Pingyao International Photography Festival” Macao pavilion. Also he is one of the youngest artists to represent Macao to visit “Venice Art Biennale 2015.” His work represent macau to collbration with Sapporo snow festival and he was be the selected artist by Korean “Daegu art fair”, “Singapore Contemporary”, Osaka “gallerism” to have an special exhibition at different Art fair and festival. His works were collected by AYA Niseko which is a luxury condo hotel located at Niseko, Japan to have permanent exhibition in the hotel rooms.He also has a collection in the Macao Museum.