Michael Andrew Law Biography

06 November 2012, 0:32

Michael Andrew Law was born in to the 80s of British Hong Kong ,He studied film-making and fine art and quickly moved on to make his living as a illustrator, and indy-film producer. Law’s fine art works are appreciated and collected by many Hong Kongnotables.

 Michael Andrew Law was born in to the 80s of British Hong Kong ,He studied film-making and fine art and quickly moved on to make his living as a illustrator, and film producer.

 

Law’s works are appreciated and collected by many Hong Kong's notables.


Perhaps never before has an artist displayed such an acute ability to capture the essence of youths.


Perhaps Law's most remarkable talent is his ability to bring diverse painting techniques and styles to a given subject. Law's works range from pencil drawings, to near photorealistic paintings and then to the near expressionism arts, and he has mastered each difficult variant with remarkable skill.


Though the foundation of most academic may rest in the exaggeration of the certain of the subjects features, Law often ignores the obvious, and focuses on more subtle aspects, still conveying the essence of his subject in a most profound and amusing fashion.


Despite such exaggerations and maniacal morphs, Law approaches nearly all of his subjects with a level of respect and sincerity. His goal is to reach inside of them and pull out the very essentials of their character. This requires a certain empathy on the part of the artist, as well as the requisite artistic skills. Michael Andrew Law has had two art books published of his works and has a yearly art calendar from Studio Cheukyui. Law's art can be seen frequently in comics magazines .


Who could have thought that manga and comic art would one day be considered simultaneously accessible and avant-garde?


 Who would have guessed that images of Chinese White Dolphin would loom large as perhaps the most potent icons of our time?


Chinese white dolphin are telltale totems, not only of the past, but of a yet uncertain future.


The opening of the group exhibition, "The Nature Art Workshop Artist" at the hong kong cultureal center in 2008 was validation of Michael Andrew Law and his teammates's growing stature in this unique and provocative artistic genre.


"In my opinion, Michael Andrew Law is truly one of Hong Kong 's great designer and Contemporary Artist," says Dan Anderson, new york art critics in Los Angeles and a prominent art collector.


Over the last decade, Michael andrew Law 's original pieces have been exhibited at, or become part of permanent collections at the Centeral China Exhibition Place.


Today, Michael andrew Law and his wife, , live at the edge of the victoria harbour.


Michael andrew Law resides here, he says, to maintain a connection to the real victoria harbour. By the vaulted window of his studio. "One of the most rewarding and inspiring elements of my job is the fieldwork," Michael andrew Law says. "It is the genesis of all of my paintings."

 

"When viewing the art of Michael Andrew law I am impressed by the meticulous attention to detail, the purity of realism and conspicuous depth of knowledge in his subject matter," Randall says. "Michael Law is unique in his approach to painting. He straddles that line of Cartoons with a masterfully painterly style.


 He has an ability to capture the personality of his subjects at that magic moment in time. All aspects of his painting are precise ,at the same time easy to read.


and he continues to challenge himself. He has a wonderful foundation in drawing ability, understands composition and has mastered control of light, shadow and color values. I've observed his continued progress over the last several years."


A native of the Hong Kong City , where epic story of a Mixture of East and West's city glows , Law , who painting in Mixed media of oil , acrylic and sometimes mixed pigments , was raised in a culture where daily interaction with dynamic is part of his DNA. It is a state where the jeweled presence of water leaves a permanent impression on the psyche—a constant incurable longing to submerse oneself in the elements.


His esteemed portfolio has trajected its own wide arc, encompassing enough miles of travel and studies, to wrap around the world many times. His unquenchable thirst to research the setting for every cartoon painting has taken him to the wildest corners of both the city edges and oceans. He has spent weeks observing city-lifes and people beneath the big shouldered victoria harbour whom sat beneath the prairie sky, transfixed by the whirring roar of thousands of migratory starlight passing overhead.


Yet it is almost as if Michael Andrew Law, the painter and the contemporary artist , has lived two separate lives: There is Law, the internationally known "The Contemporary Realism Artist" who once won the most prestigious comic art competition in the East Asia Manga Competition and who became one of the most collected Rock Realism artists by the masses who bought prints with his images on them. And then there is Law, The Fine Artist / The Technician and , who methodically produces a relatively small number of originals each year for private collectors—works that the public seldom sees, except when they appear in museum and high profile exhibitions.


While Michael Andrew Law delights most in discussing his latest artistic challenges in his pursuit of what he considers the one true elusive masterpiece, it would be a profound oversight to not elaborate on the impact he made to popularizing Rock Realism ,or Comic Realism art through the ECO Nature art program that has served as a cornerstone of Hong Kong efforts to protect habitat for Dozens of dolphins. 


"When I look back , I am amazed at the level of importance the Comic Art had. For many, many people,Comic Art were the first thing made in putting decorative art on their bookselves and it set them off down the path of having greater appreciation for art in general," Law says. "I was in the right place at the right time. What satisfies me most is helping people realize the value that nature has no matter where they call home."


Michael andrew Law's status as a rising star prompted the venerable publishing house, NY-NY Art Press, to bring him within their fold of master artists. His work has been among the most avidly collected. "I was very pleased to be part of the New York family of artists, I had a lot more creative freedom painting for the print market compared to contemporary art and sculptures or my fashion designs,"


Indeed, Comic Art speaks to the important symbolism that anyone have in the modern world. People living at the end of the 20th century and into the new millennium, embrace Comic or Manga imagery as a touchstone linking them not only to the past, but reminding them of the sensual aesthetic that is vitally important in their daily lives.


Despite incredible demand, Michael Andrew Law refused to be pigeonholed as a comic artist and broke away from his roots in Hong Kong and headed New York.

To put it simply, Law 's Rock Realism paintings today are informed by decades of going to the source for his material.

And indeed, though he is known for his own distinctive approach to Rock Realism, Law shares company with a distinguished group of " Hong Kong contemporary artists" who started their professional careers in the trenches, refining their ability to draw and compose.


"Even from his early years, you could tell that Michael Andrew Law was going to be true to his subjects, painting the images with true creativity and conviction," notes Sam Dylans, publisher of East Asia Manga Art Magazine which not long ago identified Michael andrew Law as one of the young giants of contemporary art in Hong Kong. "The brilliance of the specific subject jumps out at you, but at the same time blends well with his chosen background. He is a master painter , designer and  a real gentleman ... can't ask for more than that."


"Nature is already full of abstractions," Michael Andrew Law says. "It can exist in the mat of centuries-old lichen on an ancient piece of rubble granite that once stood at the top of a mountain or in a vast landscape that seems to be constantly changing in light and shadow."


For Michael Andrew Law, conveying mood is about speaking to the eternal mystery of China, and the atmospheric influence in perception of History. Art does not exist as a prop on the stage of a scene; it is an extension of a great painting and all of the elemental forces that the human mind's eye knows as beauty.


"I respect Michael Andrew Law 's work," says renowned Abstracts painter Ron Webbers, who owns an original Michael Andrew Law's pale hair girl series. "I think that he carries his paintings and designs beyond conventional stereotypes. To me the things that I see are very personal and intimate portraits." One enduring example is "Pale Hair Girls", a full-framed portrait of girls that Michael andrew Law encountered during one of his many years of wandering during his student years.


Michael Andrew Law 's paintings and designs have been described by art historians as "post-photo-realism," meant besides a literal translation of detail, color, and pose. Indeed, the technological advancement of photography during the 20th century has had undeniable influence. Artists, after all, are a reflection of their time and few artists, if they are astute, ignore tools that enable them to glean more information and starts from there.


Michael Andrew Law acknowledge the profound limitations of the camera. Slides and digital memory do not possess the scents of being Live or Life Painting, the visceral response of meteorological conditions, and the archetypal mystery that is encapsulated in certain kinds of fading or advancing light.


It is along this boundary line where the role of artist as information gatherer ends and the assertion of personal statement begins. And it is here where Michael Andrew Law has carved out his own terrain. Michael Andrew  Law is grouped within a small fold of Post-photorealists and comic artist against which the works of other artists are measured.


To take the subject matter beyond the constraints of the photo is something few can do and Michael Andrew Law does it better than anyone else," Daniel says. "His girls appear to beyond there for the touching. His compositions are terrific and sense of design separate him from other artists working in the same genre."


The Nature Art Previews exhibition, Law says, is incredibly gratifying given the studio 's prominence as an important center devoted to celebrating contemporary Rock Realism art in all its forms.


 

Taking stock of the full diversity and beauty of girls and history has infused itself into the soul of this artist. Praised for being both meditative and absorbing, Law's canvasses have become mirrors for personal reflection. 

 

 Selected Chronology:

Education:


Daniel Anderson Classical-Realism Institute ,New York (Graduated)
Beijing Central Academy of Fine Arts (Oil painting short training seminar)
Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art , Painting Training and Theroy (short-term seminar)

*Medici Cast Study used by Social Fine Arts Grade Examination Center Of China Academy Of Art.

*Art Used as Social Fine Arts Grade Examination Center Of China Academy Of Art Promotional Art(2011-present)

Professional Experience:


Assistant and Artist, New York 2007
Artist, Guangzhou 2006
Assistant and Artist, Venice , Italy 2005
Artist, Hong Kong 2000 - Present
Creative Director, Studio Cheukyui 2001 - Present
Assistant for Public art sculpture show at 51st Venice Biennial (Italy)
Assistant , Artist-in-Residence at the 51st Venice Biennale of Art 2005
Creative Director, Nature Art Workshop 2008 - Present

Awards (Fine Art)

Publishers Weekly Best illustrated 's Coffe Book 2004 (Pete M.Parks )

The Salt and The Light Catholic Church Children Book 2004 (Mars)

Borders Magazine Most Original Voices nominee 2006 (Dear Fish)

Publisher's Weekly Best Children's Book list 2004 (America the Beautiful)

Communication Digital Artist -- Award of Excellence

European Print Weekly Design Annual Awards (2000,2002)

I Love Hong Kong Poster Competition (2003) Third runner up

Face to face Dolphin art competition silver award 2006

Art Directors of HKC Award of Merit (2005)

Society of Fine Art -- An exhibitor 2005 Society of Newspaper Design Award of Excellence 

Michael and Stephanie Duo Exhibition (2006)

Spectrum Fantastic Art Annual (multiple)

not-for-profit aution for Rotary of HK 2012

Exhibition:

 

2013 Hong Kong Gold Coast
2012 Park Central tseung kwan O at Hong Kong
2011 Discovery Bay
2011 HK Gold Coast (Book signing exhibition)
2009 Exhibition The Avenue of Stars
Group Exhibition of Classical Realism class of 2008 at Manhattan,NY

2007 Guest and ExhibitionThe Peak Galleria Hong Kong
2007 Invited workshop exhibition, Elements, Hong Kong
Group Exhibition of Classical Realism class of 2007 at Manhattan,NY
2006 Collection by Cardinal Zen Ze-kiun and exhibited at Catholic Church of Hong Kong.
2004 - 2007, Exhibition, Hong Kong Central Library.
Group Exhibition of Classical Realism class of 2006 at East Village, Manhattan,NY
2005 Illustrator (Print Show) for Kung Kao Po
2004 Group Exhibition, Wanchai Tower
2003 Group Exhibition, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
2003 Winner of I luv Hong Kong Painting Competition, exhibition at The Landmark (Hong Kong).
2002 The Holy story illustrated picture exhibition.

 PUBLICATION:

Fisheye magazine , featured artist interview , November 2002 (ISBN: N/A)

Kung Kao Po , interview , June 2006 (ISBN: N/A)

Art of Rock Realism , 2008 (ISBN: N/A)

Michael Andrew Law Early works Volume 1 - 3 :

(ISBN-13: 978-1503319400)

(ISBN-13: 978-1503366060)

(ISBN-13: 978-1503365087)

Michael Andrew Law

Pale Hair Girls Catalogue (Volume 1), 2014

Cheukyui Law, Michael Andrew Law, exhibition catalogue, (ISBN 978-1503372115)

iEgoism

Paperback, 2015

Michael Andrew Law,

Publisher: XLIBRIS Eassay, (ISBN 978-1499021240)

 

Chinese Contemporary Artist Full Coloured Edition

Michael Andrew Law Studio,

Michael Andrew Law,

Hong Kong Art Basel, Michael Andrew Law Studio,

(ISBN 978-1508758945)

 

Michael Andrew Law 's iEgoism : ingredients: Painting Catalogue

Paperback: 200 pages

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (August 2, 2015)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1515320995

ISBN-13: 978-1515320999

Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches

Shipping Weight: 1 pounds

 

Michael Andrew Law 's Concept & Sketch III: Painting Catalogue

Paperback: 200 pages

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (August 2, 2015)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1515320685

ISBN-13: 978-1515320685

Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches

Shipping Weight: 1 pounds

 

Michael Andrew Law 's Concept & Sketch II: Painting Catalogue

Paperback: 200 pages

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (August 2, 2015)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1515320316

ISBN-13: 978-1515320319

Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches

Shipping Weight: 1 pounds

 

Michael Andrew Law 's concept & Sketch: Painting catalogue

Paperback: 200 pages

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (August 2, 2015)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1515320065

ISBN-13: 978-1515320067

Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches

Shipping Weight: 1 pounds

 

Michael Andrew Law 's My Story My Art II Painting catalogue: Michael Andrew Law Painting catalogue

Paperback: 200 pages

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (August 2, 2015)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1515319415

ISBN-13: 978-1515319412

Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches

Shipping Weight: 1 pounds

 

Michael Andrew Law 's My Story My Art Painting Catalogue: Michael Andrew Law Auction Catalogue

Paperback: 200 pages

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (August 1, 2015)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1515317935

ISBN-13: 978-1515317937

Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches

Shipping Weight: 1 pounds

 

Michael Andrew Law's Life isn't Fair: iEgoism: Life isn't Fair Painting Series

Paperback: 200 pages

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (July 29, 2015)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1515275329

ISBN-13: 978-1515275329

Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches

Shipping Weight: 1 pounds

 

Christmas Everyday

Michael Andrew Law Studio,

Michael Andrew Law ,

Studio Cheukyui, Florence Lawman Christmas Everyday,

(ISBN 978-1505583922)

 

Conceptz on woods, 2015

Michael Andrew Law Exhibition Catalogue , Studio Cheukyui, Los Angeles

Michael Andrew Law, Michael Andrew Law – Conceptz on woods

(ISBN 978-1511592086)

 

iEgoism Paintings, 2015

Michael Andrew Law Exhibition Catalogue Volume 3, Studio Cheukyui, Los Angeles

Michael Andrew Law, Michael Andrew Law – iEgoism Paintings

(ISBN 978-1511592291)

 

Value in Art: Michael Andrew Law's Artist Perspective Serie

Paperback: 48 pages

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (April 5, 2015)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1511602236

ISBN-13: 978-1511602235

Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches

 

On Originality in Creating Art: Michael Andrew Law's Artist Perspective Series

Paperback: 48 pages

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (April 5, 2015)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1511602317

ISBN-13: 978-1511602310

Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches

 

The Evolution and The Betrayal: Michael Andrew Law's Artist Perspective Series 

Paperback: 48 pages

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (April 5, 2015)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1511602392

ISBN-13: 978-1511602396

Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches

 

On Talk About Art: Michael Andrew Law's Artist Perspective Series 

Paperback: 48 pages

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (March 25, 2015)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1511442654

ISBN-13: 978-1511442657

Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches

 

On Talk About Art II: Michael Andrew Law's Artist Perspective 

Paperback: 48 pages

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 26, 2015)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1511443391

ISBN-13: 978-1511443395

Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches

 

Philosophy of Art Business: Michael Andrew Law's Artist Perspective Series

Paperback: 48 pages

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 27, 2015)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1511466383

ISBN-13: 978-1511466387

Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches

 

People with a one track mind: Michael Andrew Law's Artist Perspective Series

Paperback: 48 pages

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (March 27, 2015)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 151146688X

ISBN-13: 978-1511466882

Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches

 

On Hypocrites: Michael Andrew Law's Artist Perspective Series

Paperback: 48 pages

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (March 28, 2015)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1511478934

ISBN-13: 978-1511478939

Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches

 

Criticism of trying to Staying Alive: Michael Andrew Law's Artist Perspective Series

Paperback: 48 pages

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (April 5, 2015)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1511602457

ISBN-13: 978-1511602457

Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches

 

Blind Faith in Art Schools: Michael Andrew Law's Artist Perspective Series

Series: Michael Andrew Law's Artist Perspective

Paperback: 52 pages

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 27, 2015)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1511459506

ISBN-13: 978-1511459501

Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches

 

Gift and Talent: Michael Andrew Law's Artist Perspective Series 

Paperback: 48 pages

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (March 27, 2015)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1511467177

ISBN-13: 978-1511467179

Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches

Shipping Weight: 5.3 ounces 

 

Hong Kong Artist Series: Michael Andrew Law

Paperback: 48 pages

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (January 16, 2015)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1507580665

ISBN-13: 978-1507580660

Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches

Shipping Weight: 5.3 ounces

 

Chinese Contemporary Artist Full Coloured Edition: Michael Andrew Law Studio (Volume 2) 

Series: Chinese Contemporary Artist Full Coloured Edition

Paperback: 48 pages

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 7, 2015)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1508759081

ISBN-13: 978-1508759089

Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches

Shipping Weight: 5.3 ounces

 

December To Remember: Michael Andrew Law Exhibition (Volume 1)

Series: Michael Andrew Law Exhibition

Paperback: 120 pages

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (December 19, 2014)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1505609259

ISBN-13: 978-1505609257

Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches

Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces 

 

Christmas Everyday Book 1: Pale Hair Girls Christmas Series (Pale Hair Girls Christmas Everyday) (Volume 1) 

Series: Pale Hair Girls Christmas Everyday

Paperback: 48 pages

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (December 11, 2014)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1505453216

ISBN-13: 978-1505453218

Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches

Shipping Weight: 5.3 ounces

The Pale Hair Girls of Michael Andrew Law , 2010 (ISBN-13: 9781503372115)

December to Remember One man Show Art Book , 2013 (ISBN-13: 9781505609257)

Christmas Everyday : Pale Hair Girls Christmas Series 1 (ISBN-13: 978-1505453218)

Christmas Everyday : Pale Hair Girls Christmas Series 2 (ISBN-13: 978-1505467796)

Christmas Everyday : Pale Hair Girls Christmas Series 3 (ISBN-13: 978-1505468052)

Christmas Everyday : Pale Hair Girls Christmas Series 4 (ISBN-13: 978-1505470741)

Christmas Everyday : Pale Hair Girls Christmas Series 5 (ISBN-13: 978-1505470857)

Christmas Everyday : Pale Hair Girls Christmas Series 6 (ISBN-13: 978-1505471151)

Christmas Everyday : Pale Hair Girls Christmas Series Specials  (ISBN-13: 978-1505583922) 

 

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