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The Swage
14 - 19 November 2018, UMBRA, Atrium Gallery LCC, London, U.K.

The Swage (2018) is an attempt to initiate a conversation on interchangeable gaze, fetishism, power and audacity. With blatant and even violent title like “White Dad Breeds Asian Faggot”and subtle ones like “Vietnam VS USA”, the printed screenshots of pornography are presented in the center of the works, with the background underwear scanned in high-resolution, becoming the main character of the piece. On top of them, skyscrapers in New York City, Renaissance statues, peculiar plants with thorns, close-up foam in a sink, default white men in suits, watermelons, metal chains and other of original daily snapshots are working as a collage frame in the piece, echoing the private and the public, the hegemonic and the alternatives, the capital and the capitalized, the soft and the hard, the individual and the collective, them and us.