Curated by Geoff Raby AO
An Kun: Behind The Screen
Based in the Songzhuang artist colony in Beijing, China, An Kun creates dream-like figure paintings featuring subjects of brooding seductive intensity. Each of the sitters gaze at the viewer in ways that imply complex interior lives. In his first Australian solo show, An Kun presents an array of characters that defy easy categorisation. Neither gender nor ethnicity is certain in these portrayals. Rather, one perceives individuals who operate between and across worlds and localities. These global citizens are unapologetically confident in demeanour at times verging on aloofness. They have seen the future and take their cues accordingly.
ACAE Gallery is delighted to be hosting artist An Kun and guest curator Geoff Raby AO, Australian Ambassador to China 2007 to 2011.