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Yasu
2012
Pigment print on archival cotton paper
80 x 80cm
Edition of 5 + AP


From the series Tidal Skin

This is an Asialink Project supported by the Australia Council for the Arts

 
       
 

Tidal Skin visualises members of Tokyo’s subculture communities in a process of elemental change and transformation. In a society often perceived as systematic and regimented, Leong was inspired by the transformative power of subcultural groups to express unique individual identities. He was also influenced by the power and mystery of the ocean surrounding Japan, rich with history, mythology and symbolism. In this series, the artist furthers his artistic investigation of the body and skin as a surface across which social and cultural forces are transmitted.