Celebrity talk: Jason Phu
In conversation with Benjamin Law
Playback: Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial 2018 presents new work by Australian artists that find a connection between drawing and the moving image. In response to images found in art history, archives, newspapers, cinema and online, the artists in this exhibition use drawing to reanimate history, in a process that involves imagination, fabrication and the repurposing of prior sources.
Tonight, join artist Jason Phu in conversation with Benjamin Law about his work in the exhibition titled, I drew this, then I died.
Born in Sydney to a Chinese mother and Vietnamese (ethnic Chinese) father, Jason Phu grew up speaking Mandarin in an environment immersed in Chinese values and culture. The self-described Chinese/Vietnamese/Australian artist graduated from the College of Fine Arts at UNSW in 2011 and has been a finalist in the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman prizes several times, winning the Sulman prize in 2015. His artwork often depicts the mixed cultural identity of Australians.
Image: Jason Phu, I drew this, then I died, installation view, 2018.