OP zine, 22-September-2020

One minute landscapes painted on cereal boxes

Gary Michael Dault
One minute landscapes painted on cereal boxes
Acrylic on Paper
11 x 7.75"

Work from Thin Bit Studio series

Lee Ka-sing
Work from Thin Bit Studio series

12"x16.5", electrostatic print, on plain paper

A poem by Holly Lee

Colour I - Living Coral

Pantone has picked living coral
colour of the new year
a saturated orange base
with a golden undertone
radiate the next 300 days
with its humanizing glaze
uplifting, versatile
life-affirming face

Yayoi Kusama wins the solo
most instagrammed
artist of the year
gathered infinity
in big, mirrored rooms
the colour of her hair
brighter than living coral

On the last day of the year
someone said
movies aren't moving at all
they are still pictures
selfies aren't selves at all
they are public images
pick a colour for social media
living coral or feverish yellow

(Dec. 31, 2018)

(from NINE YEARS, poems 2010-2018)

Tsing Ma Bridge, Hong Kong in 1997

Chan Wai Man
Tsing Ma Bridge, Hong Kong, 1997
8"x10", Gelatin silver print (printed in 1997)
OP Edition, with "OP editions" blind-stamp
Edition 4/20, signed, and numbered on verso

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OCEAN POUNDS is a platform for a number of art-driven projects, founded in 1995 (Hong Kong) by photo-based artists Holly Lee and Lee Ka-sing, headquartered in Toronto since 2000. OCEAN POUNDS is also a primo spot to acquire Holly and Ka-sing’s work - from the very recent to vintages dated back to late 70’s. Furthermore, it acts as a good resource to locate fine art pieces from their past organized projects (Gallery, Representation, Print Program), with work from prominent artists notably Nobuyoshi Araki, Christopher Doyle, Yau Leung and Yao Jui-chung.

Holly Lee

Holly Lee (Hong Kong/Canada) worked as a professional photographer for nearly two decades before relocating to Toronto in 1997. She was awarded an Asian Cultural Council fellowship in 1994 and was the recipient of the Grand Award and two Gold Awards from the Hong Kong Institute of Professional Photographers (1995) and Best of Multimedia in the Pan Pacific Digital Artistry Competition (1996). From 1992 to 1999 she was one of the founders and editors of DISLOCATION magazine, a Hong Kong-based monthly journal on contemporary photography. After moving to Canada in 1997 she helped to set up LEE KA-SING gallery in 2000. From 2006 to 2018 she was involved in INDEXG, coordinating the gallery’s exhibition programs. Her first poetry book Nine Years was publishing as a POD by OCEAN POUNDS in 2020.


Lee Ka-sing

Lee Ka-sing grew up in Hong Kong and resides in Toronto, Canada since 1997. He was the co-founder of DISLOCATION (1992-1999 Hong Kong), a former independent photography magazine. In 1989, he was awarded “Artist of the Year” by Hong Kong Artists’ Guild. A decade later, in 1999 he received the Fellowship for Artistic Development presented by Hong Kong Arts Development Council. Selected monographs include Thirty-one Photographs (1993, Photo Art), Forty Poems, photographs 1995-98 (1998, Ocean & Pounds, Hong Kong Arts Development Council Publication Grant), The Language of Fruits and Vegetables (2004, Hong Kong Heritage Museum), De ci de là des choses (2006, Editions You-Feng). His work is in private and public collections, and in museums such as Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, M+ Museum and Hong Kong Heritage Museum.


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Z FICTION is a series of photo-based work by Lee Ka-sing. The series was initiated in 2008. Fictional and narrative, each image is an individual, independent and self-contained piece.

To date, around 70 works in this series have been made. Limited editions available in the format 16x20 inches (10 editions). For most works in this series, Lee also issues an open-edition in 8”x10” format, signed.

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