MACAN

MACAN, which means “Tiger” in Bahasa Indonesia. Born in Indonesia in the year of the tiger, the artist was raised in a Chinese-Javanese household. She moved to Australia in 2008 and suddenly found herself immersed in a city full of people from different ethnic groups, cultures, and religious backgrounds. This new multicultural setting has since influenced her work as an artist.

MACAN is a form of representation that explores the perception of culture and the self. This exhibition is heavily inspired by the picture of a tiger that her father cut out from a calendar the year she was born and put on display at the family house wall. She invents different personas that are visually connected by the repetition of tiger creation to pay homage to her family and Asian heritage.

︎ Solo Exhibition
17 - 28 Nov 2021
at Blackcat Gallery
Melbourne, Australia

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ceramic - 2021