Hong Kong Art: Visual Archive

Aranita, Jeffrey du Vallier d'Aragon
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Place of birth: French Polynesia
Dates: 1954-
Art Medium: installation,painting,photography,printmaking
Of French, Japanese, and Polynesian descent, and living between Hong Kong, New York, and Nice, France, Aranita is a painter and fine art photographer. Apprenticed to a woodcut artist for eight years in a Zen temple in Japan after being orphaned as a child, he later studied photography with Ansel Adams and Minor White in America. A former newswire war correspondent, banker, and university professor, Aranita was educated at the University of Hawaii, Columbia University, the New School for Social Research, and the University of East Anglia. In private collections internationally, Aranita was awarded the Sovereign Contemporary Asian Art Award in 2004.
To Conquer the West (1979) photography, silver print size unknownDeath ray, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (1979) photography, silver print size unknownSeine Quay (1983) mixed media, mineral pigment on photographic print size unknownFo Tan (1997) photography, digital pigment print size unknown
Wan Chai (2001) painting, mineral pigment on wood size unknownBus Stop Sign, Hunghom (2001) colour photography size unknownYau Ma Tei (2001) mixed media, mineral paint on photographic print size unknownNight Moves (2002) digital movie 30 mins.
Moonrise Over Tai Ping Shan (2003) painting, mineral pigment on board size unknownFactory 3, Cheung Sha Wan (2003) painting, mineral pigment on wood size unknownTiananmen (2003) painting, mineral pigment on canvas size unknownRoute 2, Yau Ma Tei (2003) painting, mineral pigment on board size unknown
SARS billboard, Hunghom (2003) colour photography size unknownKowloon City (2004) mineral pigment on board size unknownNice, France (2004) painting, mineral pigment on wood size unknownSheung Wan (2004) painting, mineral pigment on paper size unknown
Suzhou (2004) painting, mineral pigment on board size unknownTerminus, Hunghom (2004) colour photography size unknown
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Contact the artist: aranita@paris.com
Official artist website: http://www.atelieraranita.com

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Last updated: 3 July, 2020.