First solo exhibition of our "Official Court Artist" in
Hong Kong! He writes: "Everyone knows me as the eccentric humorous artist
with a philosophy problem who has not the slightest commercial potential.
Well, then let me introduce to you my photography. It is still wacky but
at least I can make big bucks from it."
Fashionable - An art/photo exhibition by Andy Maluche August 3-7, 2004
at Art Statements located at 5 Mee Lun St., Central (along Hollywood
Road). Directly vis-a-vis Malcolm Golding's new gallery & home, in fact.
My photo gallery of the opening party on Aug 3 is shown
below, all other artwork was created by "The Artist" in person.
Quite a few of the artworks in the exhibition are also shown on his website, sometimes
even with explanations, which is most unusual for any famous artist! But
he likes to appeal to the masses, hopefully finding more willing victims,
eh, buyers to delight with his unique masterpieces!
meantime, Mr Andee (his nom de plume) is already preparing for his
next artsy exhibition, called FART
(see left), in Manila where he has exhibited to his admiring fans numerous
times already and has become a beloved local celebrity in high art circles
and much-featured in major local & national newspapers.
(end of sycophantic remarks)
About The Artist - in his own words:
Andy Maluche, a German born artist and
professional photographer recently made Hong Kong his base in Asia. He
has been living in the region and at the same time travelling and
working around the world for the last 18 years.
Known for his humorous approach to art, Andy
Maluche turned his whole life into one "Gesamtkunstwerk", a synthesis
of the arts.
"Everything I do shall be considered as art"
Based on that idea he started to document his
life in form of an ever changing, constantly evolving artwork, his
daily updated website: The Aggressively Shy Stick Insect Hunter
Not everybody can enjoy art on a computer and
therefore Andy Maluche produced a printed version of his website as
well: The Shy Stick Insect Hunter Magazine, the website you can
bring to the bathroom and read it there.
About the show - in the words of The Artist:
Strictly Fashionable is Andy Maluche's 8th
one-man show and will feature his artistic fashion and lifestyle
photography within a framework of a creative presentation to highlight
the conceptual discussion.
Since his whole life is art, Andy Maluche will
live at the gallery during the exhibition period and create his art
there for everyone to observe. All artworks produced this way will be
exhibited in real time at the gallery as well as on Andy Maluche's
Printing statements on T-shirts is a fusion of
conceptual art and fashion.
Haute Couture is invading art institutions like
the New York City's Metropolitan Museum.
Yves Saint Laurent built his own museum to
document his fashion statements.
When does fashion become art? Is art subjected
to a collective movement of taste?
There is a fine, dynamic line between art and
As both, an artist and a lifestyle and fashion
photographer, Andy Maluche is exploring with this, his latest
exhibition, the similarities and conflicts of art and fashion.
Even after a prolonged yet unsuccessful search
Andee M. is still hopeful to find his reputation again.
"It wasn't very big, just about like this (he is
holding his hands about 10 inches apart) but it had these beautiful
little protuberances and a killer paint job. It isn't your everyday
kind of reputation. I worked hard for this one. It was a good
reputation. I am afraid somebody might have destroyed it.
Now I am a little worried what people might say
about me. "Hey look at him, he lost his reputation." or "This guy has
no reputation at all." People don't realize how important a reputation
is for an artist. I need to get it back. I don't mind if it isn't that
good anymore or slightly tarnished, well, what the heck, I would even
settle for a bad one. Without any reputation my art would be
It took many years to build the one I had, doing
the same thing over and over again. Now, without it, people wouldn't
know anymore what to expect from me.
For any information about the possible
whereabouts of Andee M.'s reputation please contact the editor.