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Snowball Gallery - Tony Yin Tak Chu





Tony Yin Tak Chu

from ABC: ANYTHING BUT CANVAS [July 8 to 25, 2010]

 


[L] Wine, Coffee and Black #2 [2006]
Mixed media on paper and wood panel
23” x 17”

[R] Wine, Coffee and Black #4 [2006]
Mixed media on paper and wood panel
23” x 17”


Statement:

I am a mixed media painter. I use mostly readymade as well as everyday elements to create a piece of work. Wine, Coffee and Black is a series of anti-art paintings. Since Renaissance era, painting was considered as high art, and painters were considered as artists. By using the everyday elements (concrete or abstract) other than the conventional mediums, like oil or acrylic, I argue that paintings can be created for fun, and articulated by everyday people.

Bio:

My family relocated to Canada from Hong Kong in 1996. Since graduating from Emily Carr in 2006, my work has revolved around my cultural identity as a Chinese immigrant in Canada. Wine, Coffee and Black is a series of mixed media paintings.
The intention was to avoid the conventional mediums, like oil and acrylic. By rejecting the past, I investigate the possibility of creating a different kind of work in a contemporary world.


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