Trevor Yeung (China / Hong Kong)

Artspace and White Bay Power Station

Trevor Yeung’s art excavates the inner logic of human relations. Fascinated by botanic ecology and horticulture, Yeung features carefully staged objects, photographs, animals, and plants in his mixed media works as aesthetic pretexts to address notions of artificial nature. These delicate and ironic arrangements allow him to exert control over living beings, including plants and animals, as well as his audiences. He often projects emotional and intellectual scenarios onto living substitutes in his work, translating his own social experiences into elaborate fables through which he continues to explore failure and imperfection. Yeung ultimately questions how closed systems contain and create emotional and behavioural conditions.

Commissioned by the Biennale of Sydney with generous assistance from the Hongkong Arts Development Council.