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Henry Hu: Passing Parade

Born in 1995, Hong Kong. Currently lives and works in Sydney, Australia.


Those odd phases and periods. The stolen moments in-between. There is always this strange unfolding of vacuity, a mental collapse of a kind. Uncanny, even mystical to say the least. In these states of transitions – the waitings, the boring bits – it seems like the whole world is suspended, when all there is left is our gaze. It is a little bleary, a little distorted, and there is just enough for a fleeting glimpse in which we recognize the slow temporality of all passings, or simply, just appreciate the spell of nostalgia. – Henry Hu

Exercising through various mediums, Henry Hu’s emerging practice commits to an infusion. An exchange. An immediacy. A link between the interior and the exterior of a self, a being, an identity, a consciousness. Each individual series offers an overarching narrative, steps away from the present for a spell – tasked with casting new perspectives, fresh air to breathe, a spiritual relief. Often juxtaposing the past with the future, differing forms of surrealistic fantasies unfolded across his works alongside a recurring structure of harmony. Henry Hu arrived at his practice through modern technological tools and software. Easily accessible, the digital medium served as an immediate resource. His early works engage aspects of digital art, computer animation and graphic design. The years followed, in an attempt to shift toward a more physical manner, Hu took on new materials, working between formats to incorporate his digital creations into tangible forms. This ongoing exploration has manifested in mixed-media paintings and assemblage.

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Edited by Tofu Collective