Yizhou Aiden Sun
My work explores my cultural identity as British and Chinese, and the construction and reconstruction of this identity that occurs because of my experiences with racism and shame. This has caused my identity to be unstable and precarious, which I symbolise through still life constructions. I specifically use bananas since British-born Chinese people are called this because of the notion that we are “white on the inside and yellow on the outside”. Colour plays a prominent role within my work with reference to the perceived queerness of bright colours, and the cultural significance of such colours. My most recent work explores these themes along with spirituality, as a documentation of a personal ritual – a ritual of reflection and healing.
Rosie Anderton • Riccardo Angei • Bade Baran • Josephine Berry • Ellen Blair • Kizzie MacNeill • Julia Mackenzie • Yizhou Aiden Sun • Emily Topping • Alexander Van Der Byl •