The 14th Factory’s Creative Minds: Stanley Wong (a.k.a. anothermountainman)

Stanley Wong (anothermountainman) is an award-winning curator, graphic designer, photographer and artist based in Hong Kong. As a fundamentally Hong Kong artist, Wong often engages in social issues related to his hometown. His renowned redwhiteblue series, shown at the 51st Venice Biennale (2005) is an exploration of the changing material culture of Hong Kong. A recent convert to Buddhism, Wong happily advocates the values “Faith, Love and Hope” and tries to encourage a meditative dimension to life in the city.

Wong has exhibited, lectured and taught internationally, and his art can be found in many collections, including Deutsche Bank Collection (Hong Kong), Hong Kong Museum of Art, Groninger Museum (The Netherlands) and Victoria & Albert Museum (UK).

In The 14th Factory, Stanley Wong is the graphic designer for the logo and overall project. Under his artistic moniker of “anothermountainman”, his photography is a key component of The Inevitable installation and he is also the artist behind the flags for The Standard installation.

Here, we take a look back at his vast body of work:

anothermountainman, Tea and Chat, 2005. Installation exhibited in Hong Kong Pavilion in Venice Biennale.
Photo courtesy: Haupt & Binder


anothermountainman, Tea and Chat, 2005.
Talk organized inside the constructed space of the work.

anothermountainman, Tea and Chat, 2005.


anothermountainman, Building Hong Kong 04/Redwhiteblue, 2002.
Installed in the construction site on 102 Austin Road, Tsim Sha Tsui.


anothermountainman, Redwhiteblue: Building Hong Kong 3  (set of 5), 2002.
Silkscreen on red-white-blue fabric.


anothermountainman, Redwhiteblue: Building Hong Kong 3 (set of 5), 2002.
Silkscreen on red-white-blue fabric. Detail.


anothermountainman, back to the future / redwhiteblue vase 4, 2006.
Plastic woven fabric.


anothermountainman, back to the future / redwhiteblue vase 9, 2006.
Plastic woven fabric.


anothermountainman, Lanwei 13 / Guangzhou, 2006.
Archival inkjet print.


anothermountainman, Lanwei 18 / The Beauty / Taipei, 2008.
Archival inkjet print.


anothermountainman, Lanwei 48 / Resort in Silk Road 2 / Dunhuang, 2012.
Archival inkjet print.

Lan Wei / Decaying End is the first solo photography exhibition by Hong Kong artist Anothermountainman.  The photographs presented are part of an on-going project, documenting abandoned, incomplete building projects from across Asia. The project looks at the economic down turn and its relation to the physical imagery of cities in China, Vietnam, Taiwan, Thailand, Cambodia, Turkey and Singapore.
In the beautiful photographic images that Stanley creates the buildings loom empty and abandoned, but far from being literal documentary images they are also sites where captivating and mysterious scenes are staged. The scenes of figures positioned amidst a few of their possessions evoke narratives of dreams and aspirations which like the buildings have been abandoned.
(Text source: cfcca.org.uk)

anothermountainman, The Inevitable, 2016. Archival inkjet print.
Photo series at The 14th Factory.


The 14th Factory logo designed by Stanley Wong – The Suzhou numerals 1 and 4 sit on top of the simplified Chinese symbol for “factory”.

 

(Select picture sources: Blindspot Gallery)