Redsea Gallery presents Singapore “Number Blocks” and Hong Kong “Cocoons” by award winning fine art photographer, Peter Steinhauer.
The solo exhibition showcases 20 new images, 10 from each of Singapore and Hong Kong.
The recipient of numerous international photographic awards, including finalist in the coveted 2014 Lucie Awards, photographic artist Peter Steinhauer’s focus lies in documenting a city through the unique architecture of its urban landscape. This exhibition presents new works from series based on both Singapore and Hong Kong, two cities American – born Steinhauer lived in during his 21 years of residing in Asia.
Singapore “Number Blocks” is a series that captures the unique number markings found on the sides of HDB buildings of Singapore. For Steinhauer the interest lies in the bright colour schemes and scripted fonts used on these otherwise normal government housing blocks. A distinctive, colourful design feature not seen in community housing blocks in any other city of the world. Meanwhile Steinhauer’s “Cocoons” series documents the surprising beauty of a construction technique native to Hong Kong; the bamboo and fabric nets that encase the ‘metamorphosis’ of a building project.
Describing himself as a purist from a photography background not a digital artist, Steinhauer turns his striking images into large scale photographic works, self-printed using archival pigment inks and the highest grade Hahnemuhle paper. Previsualising the impact of the angle and perspective of his camera lense specifically for creating larger scale works, Steinhauer’s resulting images are turned into monumental works that capture the unique essence of the cities he moves through.
- Green Cocoon #6, Hong Kong. Courtesy of Peter Steinhauer
- Blue Cocoon #1, Hong Kong. Courtesy of Peter Steinhauer
- Block #167, Singapore. Courtesy of Peter Steinhauer
- Block #87, Singapore. Courtesy of Peter Steinhauer