Teddy Lo

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Teddy Lo
Traditional Chinese 羅揚文
Simplified Chinese 罗扬文

Teddy Lo is a Hong Kong and New York-based LED artist known for his work in the "tech-art" scene.[1] He has held exhibitions in the United States, Europe, and Asia.[citation needed] Lo studied advertising design at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, where he began exploring the use of light-emitting diodes in art; he relocated to New York City after his graduation in 2001. He began his career in the advertising industry, and at the same time pursue art using LED as his medium[2] In 2003, Lo held his first solo art exhibition, Morphology, in New York City.[3][4] He was named in Lighting magazine's "Who's Who of Lighting 2004", for his contribution to the lighting industry.[1] Since then, Lo has held solo exhibitions in various locations, including Russell Simmons' Art for Life in NYC, Luminale in Frankfurt, the 2006 National Day Singapore Expo at The Esplanade and Microwave's "A-Glow-Glow" outdoor Media Art Exhibition at Hong Kong Museum of Art,[5] Miaimi Art Basel and Burniningman Festival in Nevada. His work is also featured in “Legacy and Creations – Ink Art vs Ink Art and Art vs Art” at Hong Kong Museum of Art,[6] I Light Marina Bay[7] in Singapore and “Transmutation” in New York.[8]

As of 2010, Lo received a master's degree in lighting offered by the Queensland University of Technology in Australia. In addition to continuing his artistic pursuits, Lo is the founder and Chief Vision Officer of LEDARTIST,[9] a LED experience design company in Hong Kong, New York and Shanghai. In addition, he has founded Input Output Gallery, a new media art gallery in Central, Hong Kong.

Exhibitions[edit]

Year Period Description Location References
2013 02/08 – 03/17 Alarm of Hue Interact, K11 Art Mall, Hong Kong [10]
2013 01/31 – 03/31 Bacillus Imminent Domain, Asia Society, Hong Kong [11]
2012 08/27 – 09/03 Gon Kirin Burning Man 2012, Black Rock Desert, USA
2012 08/27 – 09/03 Gon Kirin Maker Faire, New York, USA
2012 05/19 – 05/20 Gon Kirin Maker's Faire, San Mateo [12]
2012 03/08 – 03/15 Alarm of Hue, Shades Dynamicism, Waking Life, POV Transmutation, New York [13]
2012 03/09 – 04/01 Mega POV i Light Marina Bay 2012, Singapore [14]
2011 05/27 – 08/28 Text Me Legacy and Creations — Ink Art vs Ink Art and Art vs Art, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong
2011 05/26 – 05/29 Spectrum Manners, Shades Dynamicism, Waking Life & Alarm of Hue ART HK 11, Hong Kong
2011 02/05 – 05/11 Text Me Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong: Creative Ecologies, Hong Kong
2010 10/15 – 11/12 Text Me & Theremin Legacy and Creation – Art vs Art Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Shanghai
2010 09/17 – 09/19 POV Series – “Positive Void” Beijing: The Creators Project, 798 Space,Beijing
2010 08/30 – 09/06 Gon Kirin 2010 Burning Man Event, Black Rock Desert, Nevada
2010 06/14 – ongoing Phaeodaria Hong Kong Science Park, Hong Kong
2010 05/15 – 10/31 POV Series – “Do you see me?” Hong Kong: Creative Ecologies – Business, Living, Creativity Programme at Shanghai Expo, Shanghai
2010 05/27 – 05/30 POV Series – “Positive Void” & Theremin ARTHK 2010, Hong Kong
2010 04/11 – 04/16 POV Series – “Positive Void” Luminale 2010, Frankfurt
2009/10 12/04 – 02/27 The Stage 2009 HK & SZ Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture
2009 12/01 – 12/05 POV Series – “Do you see me?” Art Basel 2009, Miami
2009/10 11/14 – 02/07 POV Series – “Positive Void” “Fantastic Illusions – Chinese & Belgian Artists”, Arts Centre Buda Kortrijk, Belgium
2009 09/13 – 10/11 POV Series – “Positive Void” “Shanghai eArts Festival 2009,Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Shanghai
2009 06/26 – 09/20 PROTOTYPE I/O, Media Art Gallery, Hong Kong
2009 02/01 – 08/01 Constant Series Ztampz Shop, Hong Kong
2008 04/11 - 04/20 Phaeodaria Microwave A-Glow-Glow at Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong [15][16]
2007 03/20 – ongoing Stella Via Technologies headquarter office building in Beijing, China [citation needed]
2006 10/16 - 10/24 International visual arts residency An Tuireann Arts Centre, Isle of Skye, Scotland [17]
2006 09/20 - ongoing M.I.S.T. Innocentre, Hong Kong [citation needed][18]
2006 07/12 - 09/10 Cing: Core 65 The Esplanade, for Singapore National Day [citation needed]
2006 04/23 - 04/27 Morphology 3.1 U.F.O. Building, Frankfurt, Germany [citation needed]
2006 04/24 - 04/27 M.I.S.T. Traxon Technologies Showroom, Frankfurt, Germany [citation needed]
2006 04/04 - 04/07 M.I.S.T. InterTraffic 2006 Expo, Amsterdam, The Netherlands [citation needed]
2005 11/10 - 11/30 Morphology 2.1 DDM Warehouse, Shanghai, China
2005 07/30 Featured Artist Russell Simmons' Art For Life in Hamptons, NY [19]
2005 07/15 - 11/30 Infinity Car "Study in Red" Campaign Trinity Square [citation needed]
2004 11/01 - ongoing Q Chung King Building, Hong Kong [citation needed]
2004 10/29 - 11/28 Ledusoid @ Gonflables! Tri postal, Lille, France [citation needed]
2004 09/01 - ongoing LightRide Cotco showroom in Science Park, Hong Kong [3]
2004 08/07 Artery M5 Seamless Fashion Show, Chicago [citation needed]
2004 07/01 Starfish PSI at Volume, Brooklyn [citation needed]
2004 02/29 - 03/01 Traffika The ArtExpo 2004 in Jarvis Center, NY [citation needed]
2004 01/15 - 12/05 Q Photonics Center lobby in Science Park, Hong Kong [citation needed]
2003 11/22 Traffika Boundless 2003, Queens, NYC [citation needed]
2003 09/20 - 10/19 (Debut) Morphology Solo Exhibit Studio DiModica, Soho, NYC [4]

Artwork[edit]

MEGA POV[edit]

This is an installation that utilizes the technique of persistence of vision to animate objects with motion and lights. This digital installation presents motion with digital programming and flickers of light through Light Emitting Diodes.[20] The artwork is a study of how digital information can be delivered to our human visual system through this reverse technique even within a limited projection area. This art piece is meant to remind you of the essence of life and that nothing is trivial in this world. Mega POV is exhibited as one of the installations in the Singaporean sustainable light art festival, I Light Marina Bay in 2012.[21]

Gon Kirin[edit]

Gon KiRin is an art project created by Teddy Lo in collaboration with Ryan Doyle.[22] This art car was designed using metal and LED fixtures to create a dragon onto a deconstructed 1963 Dodge dump truck with a 318 engine. It is an 8-ton beast, measuring approximately 69 feet long and 22.5 feet tall. The dragon is lit with 2,460 Feet of linear RGB LED lighting fixtures and multiple Traxon wall-washer units.[23]

Gon KiRin has two levels of climbing space with seating for more than 20 people in the Dragon’s mouth and on a party couch on its back where riders can move its tail back and forth. A 1,500-pound DJ booth mounted on a Marine Zodiac attack boat sits on the second story. The dragon features a hydraulic neck and a massive flamethrower in its mouth.[24]

Gon KiRin was built in five months by a dedicated 15 person team. It debuted at the 2010 Burning Man[25] as one of the most extraordinary Mutant Vehicles to ever grace the event. It was also featured at the Maker Faire[23] and the New York Halloween Parade in 2011. Continuing its success, GKR returned to Burning Man again in 2012.[26]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "冷門藝術家闖新路 設計交通燈 取國際專利 (Dark horse artist takes new road: Designs traffic light, gets international patent)", Sing Pao, 2006-04-18, archived from the original on 2006-04-23, retrieved 2007-02-07 
  2. ^ 蔡蔚骏 (2008-04-19), "FACES光的沉思 羅揚文", 明報周刊 2058: 125 
  3. ^ a b "LED艺术展"形态论二一"", Shanghai Online, 2005-11-03, archived from the original on 2007-08-12, retrieved 2007-02-07 
  4. ^ a b Friedman, Roger (2003-10-17), "Hugh Jackman's Wolverine in Sequins", Fox News, retrieved 2008-04-25 
  5. ^ http://www.microwavefest.net/aglowglow/
  6. ^ http://www.artinasia.com/institutionsDetail.php?catID=0&galleryID=112&view=7&eventID=9225
  7. ^ http://www.ilightmarinabay.sg/home.html
  8. ^ http://www.ibtimes.com/teddy-lo-sachiko-kodama-and-ryota-kuwakubo-glow-transmutation-exhibition-new-york-photos-
  9. ^ http://www.ledartist.com
  10. ^ Interact, 2013, retrieved 2013-07-31 
  11. ^ Imminent Domain, 2013, retrieved 2013-07-31 
  12. ^ Maker Faire, 2012, retrieved 2013-07-31 
  13. ^ Transmutation, 2012, retrieved 2013-07-31 
  14. ^ i Light Marina Bay, 2012, retrieved 2013-07-31 
  15. ^ Koo, Hong-ming (2008-04-04), "光影人互動", Ming Pao, retrieved 2008-04-25 
  16. ^ Chung, Yan-kei (2008-04-13), "封面故事:互動新媒體藝術 打破隔閡與民同樂 (Cover story: new interactive media art breaks barriers and delights viewers)", Wen Wei Po, retrieved 2008-04-25 
  17. ^ International residency: Keiko Mukade and Teddy Lo, An Tuireann Arts Centre, 2006, retrieved 2008-04-25 
  18. ^ "inputouput.tv". 
  19. ^ Bernard, Audrey J. (2005-08-17), "Russell Simmons' Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation raises $1.35 million for underserved youth", The New York Beacon, retrieved 2008-04-25 
  20. ^ I Light Marina Bay I Light Marina May 2012.
  21. ^ Singapore’s Festival of Lights Yahoo News 2012.
  22. ^ Gon KiRin Dragon Truck Travels to Maker Faire Make Magazine 2012.
  23. ^ a b Gon Kirin Maker Faire 2012.
  24. ^ Maker Faire 2012: Gon Kirin, a Fire-Breathing Dragon Made from Recycled Scraps Tree Hugger 2012.
  25. ^ Gon Kirin Led Artist 2010.
  26. ^ Burning Man Galleries 2012 Burning Man 2012.

Creative Contributions[edit]

  • Media Art Consultant for Hong Kong Art Development Council
  • Board of Director of Microwave Media Art Group
  • Board of Director of Hong Kong Ambassador of Design
  • Main organizer of This Happened Hong Kong

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