The exhibition features the New York-based artist’s recent portraits, delving into the social dynamics and evolving nature of the Asian American community through his depictions. The artworks capture the essence of individuals as they grow and change over time. Notably, the artist’s portrait of Pulitzer Prize winner, Hua Hsu, serves as a focal point, showcasing a departure from traditional Asian American portraiture by emphasising the subject’s personality and moving beyond racial descriptions.
The artist has a unique ability for capturing the nuanced expressions of Asian faces. His exploration of these faces and their inherent abstract qualities invite viewers to celebrate diverse communities and contemplate the complexities of the human expression. By celebrating the individuality of Asian Americans and transcending the limitations of racial characterisation, the portraits challenge preconceived notions and fosters a deeper understanding of the subjects’ identities.