19 Marso 2011 post: Terence Koh, Selected Works & Interview

 

Boy by the Roman Sea, 2010, carrara marble, 40 x 90 x 50 cm (approx 15.75 x 35.4 x 22 inches) (image courtesy of: peresprojects.com)

 

 

Untitled (Urinal), 2008-09 Mixed media scuplture 16 x 288 x 16 inches (41 x 732 x 41 cm) From "KKK," curated by Javier Peres, three person show with Terence Koh, Jeff Koons, and Mike Kelley, Mary Boone, New York, 2009 (image courtesy of: peresprojects.com)

 

 

whaling, 2009 Installation View, bronze, silver plating, glass, steel, tinted foil, white marble staff, scratches and white paint applied by artists hand during performance Buddha figure: 95 x 81 x 53 cm (37.5 x 32 x 20.8 inches) Vitrine: 41 x 38 x 189 cm (16 x 15 x 74 inches) (image courtesy of: peresprojects.com)

 

 

i am guiding myself true an impossible nectarine what then becomes of the camel, 2008, bronze, 24 karat gold plating, glass, steel, tinted foil, white marble staff, scratches and white paint applied by artist's hand during performance Buddha figure 95 cm tall x 81 cm long x 53 cm wide (37.5 x 32 x 20.8 inches) Vitrine: 41 x 38 x 189 cm (16 x 15 x 74 inches) (image courtesy of: peresprojects.com)

 

 

Boy By The Sea, 2008, mixed media figure - 71 inches tall (53 inches not including the ears) by roughly 20 inches wide - painted basswood coated with fish-scales derived of faux pearls and pearls Pedestals - 45 inches tall by 21 inches wide, by 21 inches deep - solid block of pine that has been stained white, white powdered pigments Unique (image courtesy of: peresprojects.com)

 

 

Raven Sits on Snowman Thinking of Earth From the moon, 2008, giant sphere; oil, sand, epoxy, fiberglass, plywood Glass vitrines: glass, latext paint, vinyl, various objects including bone, wood, metal, overall dimensions vary with installation Sphere – 8'2" in diameter 2 stacks of vitrines; each approximately 305 x 15 x 15 cm (10 feet x 6" x 6") Unique (image courtesy of: peresprojects.com)

 

 

i will eat everything that is in my sight so that I can be as round as the world, 2008, bronze, 24 karat gold plating, white paint, scratches and white paint applied by artist's hand during performance Sculpture: 16 cm tall x 12 cm long x 12 cm wide (6 x 4.5 x 4.5 inches) Plinth: 45.7 x 61 x 61 cm (18 x 24 x 24 inches) (image courtesy of: peresprojects.com)

 

 

i am in love with the sound of disco, 2008, 55 brass soldiers, 24 karat gold plating, white paint, scratches and white paint applied by artist's hand during performance Each figure: 11 x 12 x 4 cm (4.3 x 4.7 x 1.5 inches), in 55 parts Overall dimensions 135 x 135 x 12 cm (53 x 53 x 4.7 inches) (image courtesy of: peresprojects.com)

 

 

The Camel was God, the Camel was Shot, 2007, cast of artist's body, bronze and white patina. 22 x 179 x 55 cm (image courtesy of: http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk)

 

 

ASTHMA AIR, 2007, mixed media sculpture in 19 parts, dimensions vary with installation - approximately 2.5 x 1.5 x 2 meter (8 x 5 x 6.5 feet) (image courtesy of: peresprojects.com)

 

 

The Shadow of God's Hand Touched My Tail and I Became Blind for the Rest of Eternity (detail), 2007, 38 drawings in artist's frame - pencil, paint, crayons, wax, chocolate, lubricant, Jack Daniel's whiskey, various vegetable matter, artist's saliva, artist's and friend's cum on drawing paper Each 37.5 x 30 cm (15 x 11.8 inches) Framed Unique (image courtesy of: peresprojects.com)

 

 

Armageddon, 2007, C print with paint, ink and glitter in artist frame, 172 x 124.5 cm (67.7 x 49 inches) Framed Edition of 2 + 1AP, each with unique elements (image courtesy of: peresprojects.com)

 

 

GOD, 2007, plaster, wood, wax, paint, Eros lube, artist's saliva, cum of the artist and others h: 186 cm, w: 26 cm, d: 26 cm, (approx. 73.25 x 10.25 x 10.25 inches) (image courtesy of: peresprojects.com)

 

 

My Path to Heaven. Are You Blind Bastard God, 2007, wax, styrofoam, plaster, paint, remnants of incense sticks, mineral oil, Eau d'Orange Verte by Hermes, 186cm x 40cm (73 x 15.7 inches) (image courtesy of: peresprojects.com)

What Is Belief? Truth?, 2007,wax, styrofoam, plaster, paint, remnants of incense sticks, mineral oil, Eau d'Orange Verte by Hermes, 188 x 32 cm (74 x 12.6 inches) (image courtesy of: peresprojects.com)

 

 

Untitled (Chocolate Mountains), 2006, styrofoam base with fiberglass coating, with white chocolate, wax, paint and part of the artist's soul in each part, Each approx. 3.6 x 1.8 meters (at thickest point) (approx. 141.7 x 70.9 inches) overall dimensions vary with installation (image courtesy of: peresprojects.com)

 

 

Cokehead, 2006, diamond dust, sugar, paint, plaster sculpture enclosed in glass vitrine, vitrine dimensions: 23.6 x 13.8 x 13.8 in. (60 x 35 x 35cm) (image courtesy of: peresprojects.com)

 

 

Big White Cock, 2006, sculpture, white neon, wires 132.1 x 121.9 cm (image courtesy of: http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk)

 

 

Untitled (My True Self), 2006, plaster, epoxy/glass, dimensions variable (image courtesy of: http://www.maryboonegallery.com)

 

 

Untitled (Vitrines 1 - 10), 2006 (detail), glass cases with objects of various media including porcelain, wood, metal, bones, skulls, plastic, bronze, plaster, paint, breaks, shatters, secret messages, thoughts and desires, dimensions vary with installation (image courtesy of: peresprojects.com)

 

 

Crackhead, 2006, 222 heads of plaster, paint, wax, fire, charcoal, inside 22 glass vitrines, UV glue, paint, fingerprints, some vitrines with breaks and/or cracks, Dimensions vary with installation: sizes per vitrine vary from 60 x 35x 35 cm (largest), 50 x 30 x 32 cm(medium), 33 x 23 x 23 cm (smallest) (image courtesy of: http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk)

 

 

Untitled (Medusa), 2006, wood, paint, plaster, urinal, steel, porcelain, mirror, glue, bonding paste, ashes, oil, burnt wood, light, wiring and artists piss 235 x 107 x 107 cm (image courtesy of: http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk)

 

 

Untitled (A New World Order Lies In This Golden Age), 2006, gold leaf, bronze/glass, wood, 61" by 34" by 34"(image courtesy of: http://www.maryboonegallery.com)

 

 

Untitled (Lights), 2006, 222 lights, fixtures, paint, gold, gold leaf, various other mixed media, accompanied by certificate of authenticity, dimensions vary with installation, approx 2 x 2 x 2 meters (image courtesy of: peresprojects.com)

 

 

Untitled (Gold Painting), 2006, paint, plaster, gold leaf, varnish on wood 25 x 19 cm (approx 9.75 x 7.25 inches) plus plexiglass frame (image courtesy of: peresprojects.com)

 

 

In the Beginning Was Light, Then Our White Might, 2006, white chocolate, sugar, icing, powders and acrylic paint on wood pannels, diptych - each 33.5 x 26 cm (approx. 13.2 x 10.25 inches) (image courtesy of: peresprojects.com)

 

 

Mein Tod Mein Tod, 2005, wood, sugar, water, icing (for tombstone) Mixed media sculpture, wood, string, metal, paint, dehydrated vegetable matter, coated in sugar and icing (for staffs) 130 x 56 x 30 cm (51.2 x 22 x 11.8 inches) (for tombstone) Ed. 3 + 2 AP (only ed. 1 of 3 comes wtih staffs, remainder of edition is only the tombstone) (image courtesy of: peresprojects.com)

Mein Tod, Mein Tod, 2005 (detail), wood, sugar, water, icing (for tombstone) Mixed media sculpture, wood, string, metal, paint, dehydrated vegetable matter, coated in sugar and icing (for staffs) 130 x 56 x 30 cm (51.2 x 22 x 11.8 inches) (for tombstone) Ed. 3 + 2 AP (only ed. 1 of 3 comes wtih staffs, remainder of edition is only the tombstone) (image courtesy of: peresprojects.com)

 

 

The Voyage of Lady Midnight Snowdrops through Double Death Star (The Comet I Destroyed Again and Again, II), 2005, mirror, porcelain, acrylic paint 112 x 41,5 x 10 (highest point) cm ( 44,09 x 16,33 x 3,93 inches) (image courtesy of: peresprojects.com)

 

 

Untitled, 2005, wood, plaster, fabric, paint, black magic dust, burned, wood & glass pedestal, measurement of doll sculpture: 12.5 x 4 inches, measurement of glass pedestal: 46 x 10 x 10 inches (image courtesy of: peresprojects.com)

 

 

THE VOYAGE OF LADY MIDNIGHT SNOWDROPS THROUGH DOUBLE STAR DEATH (THE WHITESKIN THAT IS ME AND ME), 2005, sculpture, fabric, thread, white star dust, paint, pom poms, in glass case accompanied by photo documentation and certificate of authenticity approx. 33 long by 12 wide by 18 in. tall (84 x 30 x 46 cm) for the glass vitrine that contains the costume, costume measures approximately 102 x 24 in. (259 x 61 cm) (image courtesy of: peresprojects.com)

 

 

29 seconds of attraction, 2004, inkjet photo on cotton paper, custom pink frame, each circle is hand painted with chocolate, in 29 parts, each 8 x 10 inches (total 10 inches x 19 feet, 2 inches), edition of 1 + 1AP (image courtesy of: peresprojects.com)

 

 

"the things i do to make myself more attractive to you and then i shed blue tears with hard black poms" 2004, inkjet photo on kodak archival inkjet paper, mounted on mounting board with blue film and hand-painted borders, with the blue paint drops installation and black coals. edition of 2 + 1AP. one set can be broken up for pics to be sold individually. each 8 x 10 inches (total 10 inches x 19 feet, 2 inches), edition of 2 + 1AP (image courtesy of: peresprojects.com)

 

 

These Decades that We Never Sleep, Black Drums, 2004, drum kit, paint, ropes from a ship found after midnight, black wax, plaster, vegetable matter, crushed insect parts, artist's blood and cum, stool, 50 x 30cm 100 x 163 x 100cm (image courtesy of: http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk)

 

 

These Decades that We Never Sleep, Black Light, 2004, crystal chandelier, paint, lollipops, vegetable matter, human and horse hair, mineral oil, rope from a ship found after midnight, glass shards, stones and artist's blood and shit, 190 x 72 cm (image courtesy of: http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk)

 

 

Untitled 12 (3 STACKS OF TOWELS AND A WHITE HORSE), 2003, 3 stacks of white towels, 5 towels per stack, plastic horse, fake hair, acrylic paint, glue adhesive, flat household paint on wood shelf, 43 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches Edition of 3 + 2 AP (image courtesy of: peresprojects.com)

 

 

Untitled 13 (A TINY RADIO, A SMALL PLATE OF SHIT, A BROKEN PAIR OF GLASSES), 2003, plastic radio, shit?, broken plastic glasses, acrylic paint, glue adhesive, flat household paint on wood shelf, 43 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches Edition of 3 + 2 AP (image courtesy of: peresprojects.com)

 

 

Untitled 8 (GREASE SWITCHBLADE), 2003, switchblade, fake diamonds, glue, acrylic paint, 9 x 1 inches Edition of 3 + 2 AP (image courtesy of: peresprojects.com)

 

 

Selected Interview:

Terence Koh. A Murder Staged His Own Funeral And Lives Now As A Ghost.

Since you’re dead, you only come out at night?

its a terrible misconception that the dead can only exist at the night. i actually am sitting down drinking a soup and watching the simpsons now in the afternoon light. you see, dead people do almost the same things the living do… well i have to admit i don’t feel hunger, or at least the idea of hunger that i felt when I was alive. its almost like i feel just the curiosity to feel hunger. in fact it’s a curiousity, an intense curiosity actually that permeates my whole being now that i exist as a ghost. it’s hard to explain, but it’s almost like i feel like i exist as both present and a reflection of myself at the same time. kinda like a full fitting mirror, skin thick that surrounds me in a bubble so that my lucidity is magnified infinitely. death is fun.

Why did you have to die? And did you die a second time?

as i said death is fun. and i think it is incredibly beautiful. i like dying, its almost like experiencing an organsm constantly but still being able to be perceptive. and o yes, i almost forgot this is the second time died. i guess some people have a terrible habit of killing myself. it makes me feel good having a funeral and ceremony performed for me. i do admit I can float.

Can you tell me something about the “Asian Song Society”, the new project ofPeres and you? It seems like that every time you die, a new website is on… What happened at the opening night and with those nude guys?

O. yes all those naked guys were hired to pinch people’s asses when they came into the opening. asia song society = ASS i always thought that gallery openings should have more ass groping and free champagne and an endless supply of beer. our gallery is designed to lose money. it was meant to exist as a black hole. i am fascinated by black holes and white holes.

So there was actually nothing to see, except the naked men, the cock and the cute artist Li Peng in his fancy outfit?

nope there was nothing to see. absolutely nothing. when you ever have the opportunity to gaze clearly into your ASS crack, you realize its nothing but the empty void of pure division.

About “Mein Tod Mein Tod” again: your performance reminds me of pictures I’ve got of adolescent initiation ceremony pertaining to the Selk’nam, the native of “tierra del fuego” in Chile. They were naked and had painted white stripes all over their bodies. The end means a new beginning? A change is gonna come?

i wouldn’t classify it as change or even in the syntax of an evolution. its more trancendantal osmosis within a framework of illusionistic tendencies. kinda like walking along an endless path of a pure white mobius loop walkway. if a boy falls into an abyss, the ceremony that follows can only be pure.

Do you see yourself as a sculptor?

completely. i conceive of myself in the classical sensuality of the alchemist sculptor. my work is about pure emotion, love and chemicals.

Which band or singer are you listening to these days? Which music makes you dance?

i do not dance. dancing is for evil people and i am not an evil ghost. i am however looking forward to attending the madonna “confessions tour” concert this summer at madison square garden. i will be wearing vintage pink comme des garcons.

Did you go to an art school?

art school is for faggots. dirty queers. stinky gays.

How would you describe or explain your work to someone who doesn’t know or understand your work?

pain.

Do you like tofu?

i have never tasted tofu but enjoy looking at it, how it sits in mountain water in a ceramic white bowl. i have put sprinkled daffodils roots on them by the moonlight to heighten its sublimity.

What does a work of Terence Koh have to fulfill?

i don’t think a koh work is set to fulfill anything. if anything i would like to subtract from the world and leave a negative. its like a rabbit eating a rainbow. what comes out is only colored pebbles that do not yet shine.

Do you see your websites as extended versions of artists books?

no. i think of my websites are very different from the artist books i make because they are about pure light. i think of the websites as cathode rays beaming pure pleasure nodes into people’s retinas but my artist books as conduits that beam sensual nodes into people’s sexual organs. for me, when i make artist books they feel like naughty little children of mine that people can feel and touch. it get me excited and turned on when i imagine someone around the world touching one of the books i make myself because i am definitely psychically connected to everything that i make. i almost feel when i get a random hard one someone somewhere has turned a page of mine.

What can we expect on your next show?

i really do hope people get destroyed by my next show. every show i make actually centers itself around a snow white bomb, so that when you enter your innermost ego gets imploded and fractured into an infinite cosmology of pieces. so really in each show you complete and destroy the universe within yourself.

What’s your best kept secret?

a secret killing. i was a murderer.

What do you say or answer to this: “The True Artist Helps the World by Revealing Mystic Truths”?

i think i already answered the question. you already know it. it always already knew it.
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Transmissions from an island somewhere in the Philippines. Integrating daily art practice & other initiatives from the physical world down to virtual space. To see my daily artworks, you can visit my site at: http://dailypractice.tumblr.com http://brownskinartist.multiply.com
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