Most people will know Ian Strange from his street art history and name Kid Zoom, where he became infamous for his graffiti writing across many of Australia’s major cities. Strange’s artistic (and life) journey has seen him travel from Perth to New York, from street to gallery and he is now getting set to exhibit what is arguably his most ambitious project to date.
Showing at the NGV Studio, SUBURBAN is a multifaceted exhibition incorporating photography, film and installation which took over two years to complete and is Strange’s reflection on his suburban roots and the isolation that can often bring about.
“This project has been all consuming for the past two and a half years of my life”, said Strange. “I wanted to create a body of work that reacted to the icon of the suburban home and to the suburbs as a whole. The suburbs have played an important role in shaping who I am as a person and an artist. The suburbs have always been home, but I have always found suburbia isolating. SUBURBAN is my reaction to that.”
Take a look at some photos and the incredible video from behind the scenes, above.
And keep an eye out for Ian Strange in ACCLAIM Issue #30 ‘After Dark’ in early August.
SUBURBAN BY IAN STRANGE
NGV Studio, The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
Opens July 26 2013
Exhibition runs until September 15 2013