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Archive > Yuan Wang, Heroes 

Opening Event on 28 November from 6pm - 9pm

Exhibition runs from 6pm, 28 November - 3pm, 11 December 2014

In “Heroes”, Yuan plays a range of characters and stereotypes, adorned with accessories, products and tourist souvenirs that are often associated with Australia’s sense of identity in the mainstream. Playful and irreverent, his self-portraits examine themes including multiculturalism, nationalism, immigration, identity, sexuality, kitsch, branding and globalisation.

In his own words, “I am interested in creating my own narrative via a collection of ideas about myself. These ideas are rooted in my cross-cultural background and socio-political values. They represent my many different sides, and the different ‘masks’ and ‘hats’ I wear along my life journey. I am also interested in exploring the dual and opposite sides of my self-perception, for example, hero or villain, thinker or buffoon.”

Born in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, and a permanent resident of Australia since 2006, Yuan is an award-winning art director, digital designer and photographer. He has exhibited in various solo and group shows in Malaysia and Australia since 2009.