ANDERSON & LOW
United Kingdom, b.1961
Jonathan Anderson and Edwin Low have been collaborating as the photographic artists Anderson & Low have been collaborating for over 25 years. Their work is in numerous public and private collections worldwide.
Their project Manga Dreams is a ground-breaking body of colour work, drawing heavily on contemporary youth culture, around the concepts of identity, culture, costume, perception and video that explores a hybrid art-form involving photography, graphics, digital painting and calligraphy. It pushes the limits of photographic portraiture and has been widely lauded for its originality, artistic content and execution. CNNGo described the project as “The Coolest Manga Pictures You’ll Ever See” and London’s Evening Standard newspaper called it “Punk Geisha Perfect”. Manga Dreams was featured in the 2011 Venice Biennale, acquired and immediately exhibited by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA, the National Gallery of Australia and several museums in Europe.
Their numerous art projects relating to sport are well-recognised, and they were official artists to the 2012 Cultural Olympiad in London with a specially-commissioned exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery of England. They recently released the project ENDURE – An Intimate Journey with the Chinese Gymnasts. They are the only people ever to be given unfettered and unrestricted access to work with these elite athletes in China.
Works from Anderson & Low’s sporting projects have been acquired by numerous museums including the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, The National Portrait Galleries of both England and Australia and many museums in the USA including the Museum of fine Arts, Houston and the High Museum of Art, Atlanta.
Other projects by Anderson & Low have focused on architectural examinations, and their abstract project Chrysalishas been acquired by museums including the Victoria & Albert Museum, London and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
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Endure / Gymnasium
40H x 53.4W inches
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Eudure / Yang Shengchao
53.4H x 40W inches