The winner of the inaugural 2015 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize, Kevin Chin, returns to the Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre with a solo show of large-scale oil paintings that immerse us in a realm that is Worlds Away. Inspired by Magic Realist literature, the world is re-envisioned from the perspective of the cultural ‘other.’ Drawing from migrant and travel experiences, Chin’s colourful assemblages create impossible places we may long to be. This is a search for a home away from home. Landscapes collide and cultural cues coalesce, as Chin turns the everyday into extraordinary scenes.
This new body of work will be shown at THIS IS NO FANTASY + dianne tanzer gallery in May 2016.