Famous by Proxy (2019) by CHANG
The Stallery WCH, in partnership with L'Epicerie Fine HK and Tai Lung Fung, proudly presents Famous By Proxy, a solo exhibition by Ernest Chang. With this series, Chang’s goal was to create visual, cultural, and historical hybrids. The compositions in the works allude to the classical iconography of important European paintings since the Renaissance; at the same time, they are populated by many instantly recognisable characters lifted from a contemporary mass culture originating from the U.S. and Japan. By juxtaposing the art-historical significance of famous paintings with the global popularity of cartoon and anime figures, Chang fuses the Western artistic tradition with our contemporary visual culture and elevate the truth, beauty, and wisdom that he sees in both.