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…It Was Like Seeing A Fallen Rainbow

An exhibition by Thomas C. Chung

In a world that is in search of Utopia – reaching for such great heights – there is an uncertainty to this pursuit. In being vulnerable we become susceptible, a process which reveals its own limits.

…It Was Like Seeing A Fallen Rainbow, is an exhibition connecting the loss of innocence with our reflected self. Continuing my earliest years of research into exploring the childlike psyche, this lifelong narrative is a conceptual fusion mediating my interests in psychology, philosophy and contemporary aesthetics.

Utilising aerial photography, From Up Above… So It Is is a vast series of cloudscapes printed upon mirrors. The compositions are in a state of free fall, drifting in the sky, passing through a prism of colour and peering into the sea. Occupying a space between disturbance and the aftermath, a rainbow is a temporary rift formed by the dispersion of light. A moment between moments.

Thomas C. Chung is a Chinese-Australian artist, based in Sydney. In 2004, Chung completed his BFA at the College of Fine Arts at the University of New South Wales. He is currently studying his MFA at the National Art School.

In the last several years he has represented Australia at the 2nd Land Art Biennial in Mongolia, 4th Ghetto Biennale in Haiti, 9th Shiryaevo Biennale in Russia, 1st Karachi Biennale in Pakistan and The APS Mdina Cathedral Contemporary Art Biennale in Malta.

His recent exhibitions have included The 40th Alice Prize, Araluen Arts Centre, Australia; The 65th Blake Prize, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Australia; Korea Through The Lens, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, South Korea; Central Russian Zen, National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Russia; YIA Art Fair #10, Basel Art Center, Switzerland.



2/27-39 Abercrombie St, Chippendale NSW 2008, Australia


Wednesdays, 11am to 5pm
Sundays, 1pm to 5pm

Wednesday 17 October to Sunday 11 November 2018



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