Featuring work by Elija Grybe, Chris Daubaras, Oscar Cheung and Maria Unger.
These instances, citing corporeality as a key reference in their works, range from Oscar Cheung’s positioning of selfhood in relation to the hierarchical conflicts that underline heteronormative taste in graphic design; to the brightly coloured paintings of Chris Daubaras, which play on the fantastical, however dark and dangerous, place of imagination and self-identification. In addition, Elija Grybe’s works strategises the visceral components of aestheticized violence to articulate self-assertion. Likewise, Maria Unger engages through mixed media and performances throughout the exhibition, to wield a sense of identity and sexuality accumulated to the close research of through sensual and physical encounters.
As our physical registers are essential premises of our being in the world, ‘FIGURATIONS’ explores representation, queer agency and identity through a series of artistic externalisations that arrives at an overarching theme of ‘body’.
Curated by An Nguyen and Ella Winning.