Brian Cheung
04_BrianCheung_Final_duality3artwork_thumb2.jpg

Duality

2019
Gouache, watercolour, graphite and pencil on paper
600mm x 600mm

Duality is an art experiment curated by photographer Shannyn Higgins. 25 artists were randomly assigned words written by 25 writers. Without knowing the context, identity, or origin, each artist was then asked to create a piece of work in response to their prompt.

A diverse array of creatives were invited to take part in the project; including journalists, comedians, musicians, authors, poets, illustrators, cartoonists, painters, and street artists. All pairings were kept secret until the opening night of the exhibition during the Melbourne Writers Festival on Friday 30 August 2019.

More information here.

   I amaze in tiny places where bone and skin wrestle in tumble to publish a sticky word like gospel into blood clot sublime wound.  Little pastures form to repair and unpair experience of crash Where light will uncurl skins and leave gravity in those spaces Naked clothes cannot create thick thresholds.  Jamie Marina Lau   Artist Narrative The assigned narrative brings to mind a chaotic mess of blood and bones - a painful ritual that must be savoured and experienced despite its difficulty. We continue to grow and evolve through our experiences whether they be joyous or painful. Every small detail is both valid and vital.

I amaze in tiny places where bone and skin wrestle in tumble
to publish a sticky word like gospel into blood clot sublime wound.

Little pastures form to repair and unpair experience of crash
Where light will uncurl skins and leave gravity in those spaces
Naked clothes cannot create thick thresholds.
Jamie Marina Lau

Artist Narrative
The assigned narrative brings to mind a chaotic mess of blood and bones - a painful ritual that must be savoured and experienced despite its difficulty. We continue to grow and evolve through our experiences whether they be joyous or painful. Every small detail is both valid and vital.

04_BrianCheung_Final_duality3artwork_2.jpg