Update August 2022
Welcome to Citizen Wang Studio Blogs
2021 saw a move into NFTs Non Fungible Tokens. This is a volatile and new market which sells artwork for crazy prices.
Membership costs as little as 39.00 pounds (to pay for the Gas Fees) but the incredible riches posited make fame and wealth a possibility for even the poorest and most humble Artist.
At the moment sale prices are affected mostly by Bit Coin speculators who fancy a quick buck and the occasional multi billionaire who fancies a new Avatar for his Twitter account.
So called Art Experts have proclaimed NFTs as the revolutionary democratisation of the Contemporary Art Market no hype, no trudging round galleries, no schmoozing at Private Views.
This is the perfect investment opportunity for the discerning Art Collector who does not need the advice of critics and auction houses when buying Art direct from the Artist.
A new blog has arrived at Citizen Wangs by way of Naomi Elfred-Ross.com. Naomi is a trained Artist as well as former Psychiatric Nurse for Teenagers in Bloomsbury London. Naomi posts a blog about Art - Artists Wages - Anxiety - Depression and Eating Disorders.
Her blog has outstripped Irish LGBTQIA News by Kathryn Johnston (see below). My response has been to commission regular articles by Naomi, as of yesterday.
Irish LGBTQIA News blogs by Kathryn Johnston. Kathryn is a veteran freelance research journalist living in Belfast, Northern Ireland. When there is downtime she reports on LGBTQIA events and developments in Ireland.
This was in response to the homophobic tradition in Ireland.
For a website built on Portraits of Drag Kings, trying to dispel homophobia in Ireland with LGBTQIA news and photos seemed a decision that had to be made.
Al Dente is the pen name for a mixed race Drag King living in Yorkshire.
Al Dente has a lot to say for himself and writes about BAME representation in public life and has even more to say about the Labour Party Leadership.
Al Dente today had his pet dog badly savaged by an out of control dog in the park while they were out for a walk.
The Labour Leadership article is delayed but rest assured that this Blog will snowball into a landslide demanding the resignation of Starmer and the election of Emily Thornberry as Labour Leader.
Be Prepared: You may have noticed Screenprint and Photoshop versions of my photographs in the Portfolio section here.
These have been commissioned from Naomi Elfred-Ross and my longtime collaborator Alexander Fodor.
With a back catalogue of over 400,000 unpublished photos, I have decided to take a back seat from my snapping and let Naomi and Alex re-process some of the 400,000.
Hello everybody!! My name is Bruce Wang and I have been taking photos for over 50 years.
In this blog I will start off with a very brief run through of the years 2017 to 2020. 2017 was my first ever Exhibition "Eye of the Beholder".
2019 was my second Exhibition "About Face". 2020 saw the publication of Kings of Drag books 1-5. To give you some idea of what I will be including in future blogs:-
I will be talking about my long series of self portraits which are on my Timeline on Facebook which were inspired by the self portraits of Rembrandt and Lucien Freud. Some people might find interest in the relationship I have with the people I photograph, all of whom are by invitation only. In retrospect my life's work has been about how people inhabit the skin they live and how they use the space their bodies inhabit.
In the past I have had pleasure and and financial gain from building spaces and furniture for paying customers who became friends in the process. I have studied Fine Art, Carpentry, Architecture and Furniture Design. During a troubled youth I underwent Laingian Psychotherapy.
If you look at my Resume you will see a gap, 1990-2017...I was busy working on a total of 15 screenplays which never saw the light of day and I was getting a lot of Acting work, first as an Extra but later graduating to Supporting Artist with dialogue, not to mention a few starring roles in numerous commercials.