Giles is an English artist living in Hong Kong & Zhuhai, China. Born in Bristol / England in 1977, he began painting at an early age and has studied painting and sculpture extensively in France and Cardiff under the famous UK landscape painter Terry Setch and is inspired by painters such as Chirico, Dali and Magritte.
A look at all the things needed to live in China.
Started out as a simple commission for a special person I think of alot, this vase of flowers uses more techniques combining soft tones with thick managed flecks of paint.
Interview with the Zhuhai based magazine, 4 page interview in 2010.
Samues Leung and Gallery by the Harbour, 2 week group exhibition over June 2010.
It took a while, but I managed to create the same painting using a touch of surrealism and realistic scenery.
Again based on the scenery near the Ferry Port in Zhuhai. The famous sculpture is now huge looking over the tiny people on the rocks.
Based again on the interesting rock formations in Zhuhai, the piece combines a woman, seethrough with a wine spill.
Based on Zhuhai’s famous rocks near the Zhuhai Ferry port, I attempted to paint the hundreds of rocks near the shore. Whilst staring at the shapes, I thought I spotted the shape of a woman, the bent knee in the top left, body and face…so if you look at the image closely you can see the lines of a woman laying down.
Showcasing my skills of Rembrandt style painting using layers of dark washes.
Round up of all web interviews and mentions that have taken place on the Internet.
Interview with HK Magazine discussing briefly my artwork and influences.
Samues Leung and the State of the Arts Gallery held a 2 week solo exhibition over January 2010.
Features interpretations from Zhuhai such as the famous Fisher Girl, rocks and the landscape view of Macau in the distance. There is an outline of the map of China, inspired by Chinese artist Zhou Jin Hua.
There is no hidden imagery or thought provoking meaning in this picture, as the artist wanted show the view of China’s roots and was inspired by the ancient buildings in Shanghai.
The nude woman harks back to a classical age of romanticising painting. The woman’s features are hidden and she is looking at a series of stacked boxes which replicate an outline of her image.