Mass Behaviour is an exhibition of gouache and watercolour paintings by Brian Cheung. This series is an ongoing exploration of pattern and repetition as a means of self-reflection.
Brian Cheung’s love of meditative, labour-intensive techniques is an attempt to come to terms with his own insecurities as an artist. Is it better to go one’s own way or to submit to prevailing forces? How does one measure achievement in an age of digital marketing and social media? Showing off one’s successes is easier than admitting to failure, and too often there is a tendency to curate an idealised version of ourselves whilst sweeping mishaps and misfires under the rug.
Brian Cheung is a visual artist, illustrator, graphic designer and photographer based in Melbourne, Australia. His practice encompasses illustration, drawing, painting, lettering, graphic design and photography, most often relying on simple analogue media with an emphasis on process and technique. Themes of place, space and surroundings are repeatedly explored, fueled by curiosity, itchy feet and a fear of complacency.