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Ernest Goh – Goat Xi Fa Cai #4

$290.00 $261.00

The Chinese animal zodiac, or shengxiao is a repeating cycle of 12 years, with each year being represented by an animal and its reputed attributes. Every year during the Lunar New Year period the retailers usurp these animal symbols for commercial purposes and in the process often transforming the animal into comical and mythical creatures. 2015 was the Lunar New Year of the Goat and in this work the humble goat is offered up by the artist as a realistic representation of the commercial usage in an attempt to blur the borders of the real and the commercially created.


About Ernest Goh

Ernest Goh’s passion for animals was nurtured as a young boy wading in the streams of his grandmother’s kampung village looking for fishes. He considers his passion for animals a natural extension of his interest in photographing the human condition. Fast paced global development has caused a sharp increase in animal-human interactions and better appreciation of nature will be crucial to both species in the future. In The Fish Book (Wee Editions, 2011) he presented a whimsical study of the ornamental fish in Singapore and in October 2012 he received the Discernment Award at the ICON de Martell Cordon Bleu photography awards for his portraits of fowls. He is also the creative director of The Animal Book Co; an outfit that works with animal welfare groups through photography.

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ARTIST Ernest Goh
COUNTRY Singapore
YEAR 2015
FORMAT DIASEC Facemount Print
DETAILS 25.5 x 25.5cm

Edition of 250; comes with certificate of authenticity

Prints are signed at the back

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