Troy Gua [Seattle, WA]
May 17th, 2013 - July 13th, 2013
Troy Gua is an artist whose work investigates identity, celebrity and popular culture.
His Pop Hybrid series is a unique, superimposition of iconic faces and imagery, instantly recognizable on their own, but dissolved into a kind of Rorschach inkblot puzzle when mergedeach viewer seeing something different, making his or her own subjective associations. The resulting hybrid image is a new and separate identity, functioning as irony and satire; as metaphor and social commentary.
The identities of his subjects range from musicians like David Bowie and Leonard Cohen to physicists like Albert Einstein and Robert Oppenheimerkings and queens, Hollywood royalty, tabloid tarts, poets and philosopherseven American presidents make appearances.
Merging identity and interlayered shapes and contours, combined with a masterful sense of color, Mr. Guas resin-coated compositions appear as colorful works of glass. The slick, clean presentation is meant to be reflectiveand reflected upon.
A Note on Editions
All Pop Hybrids, with the exception of one offs,
are available in the following sizes and editions:
48 x 48 inches; Edition: 3
36 x 36 inches; Edition: 5
24 x 24 inches; Edition: 5
12 x 12 inches; Edition: 10
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