Character Reference 05 by Virginia Mak
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Chromogenic print mounted to archival substrate
From the series “Character Reference“
Editioned at 28 x 28 inch, and 47 x 47 inch
Edition of 10 (#2/10)
Pushing photography beyond traditional limits, Virginia Mak explores the visual possibilities of the medium. Known for its soft focus and minimized light values, her work disrupts the boundary between painting and photography.
Mak was born in Hong Kong. After graduating with a Philosophy Degree from the University of Calgary, she went on to study Photography at the Ontario College of Art. Mak has exhibited her work internationally. She is a recipient of project, exhibition and travel grants from the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts. Her work has been written about in the Calgary Herald, the Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail; and featured in magazines such as Prefix and PhotoLife. Mak's photographs can be found in public and private collections in North America and Hong Kong.
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