The Delusions Run Thick – Mark Chu - City of Melbourne
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 The Delusions Run Thick – Mark Chu

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Description

In The Delusions Run Thick Mark Chu embraces the power of fantasy, hollow ambition, and absurdity, in a series of large scale, self-portraits depicting the plural nature of who or what a person can (and cannot) be. Traversing the postmodern landscape, imagination and identity become one.

In one work, Chu becomes a goalkeeper, a vicar, a nationalist, and a cartoon snail called Barry, highlighting how persistent (and mollusk) transformation can be. Using virtual ideology, Chu's kinetic and colorful work thrusts himself into an irreverent multiverse, where passion collides with awkwardness, ethics with violence, where object, life, idea and category are all flattened by paint and the hallucination of buzzwords. A conscious departure from modernist portraits, these paintings tap into just how demented the chaos of the zeitgeist can be, where new ideals inundate a global society still bound to its past.

Location

Fortyfivedownstairs Inc
Basement
45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne VIC 3000


Contact details

03 9662 9966
info@fortyfivedownstairs.com
https://www.fortyfivedownstair...


Dates and times

21/01/2020 to 01/02/2020

Tue: 11am – 5pm
Wed: 11am – 5pm
Thu: 11am – 5pm
Fri: 11am – 5pm
Sat: 11am – 3pm

Price

This is a free event


Bookings

Not required


How to get there

Public Transport Victoria


Features

All ages


Accessibility



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