Clem So’s images ebb with the flow of Chinese ink, bleeding, layering and merging with photographic elements such as oriental food and ghost money to suggest connection, memory, culture and the afterlife.
Through a combination of the traditional and digital process, hidden layers are peeled back to reveal the powerful and the delicate, conveyed as emotive portraiture. Through the viewpoint of Buddhist ideology, this British born Chinese artist explores the sometimes painful Diaspora and cultural conundrum of his identity.
The Exeter Phoenix Bar Gallery, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, Exeter, EX4 3LS
Tuesday 26 Apr – Sunday 22 May 2011
Gallery Opening Times: MON – SAT: 10am-5pm SUN: 11.30am-5pm. Entry is Free.