VERSUS THE CITY – Artworks

Why Kaiju? We both mutually thought it was something cool that hasn’t really been done in Sydney especially from a full illustrated standpoint. We both share common love and influence from that side of the East, so stepping out as a collaborative force we thought it would be the perfect fit.

From the onset while planning the gallery with Gerald, we knew we wanted to go big, loud and colourful. Gerald’s art before this point was all precise and detailed black and white ink work so it was a big jump out of his comfort zone to go into large scale canvas colour.
Check out his works over at his fb page.

Kaiju themselves aren’t really bad nor good. As opposed to Western monsters they are strictly born to fight and most of the time born to lose. They come in wacky shapes, sizes, colours from menacing to just plain goofy. The creative freedom is pretty much limitless.
With my Kaiju I wanted to draw influence from the “boss” monsters. The guys that would typically fight at the end of a long battle. I knew Gerald was going to infuse a more classic Kaiju look as well as act as an extension of his “Rhombians” so I wanted to go a bit left field by playing with pattern and other cultural influences.

‘VERSUS’
120 x 90cm
Mixed Media

’99 Chambers’
90 x 120cm
Mixed Media

‘BONE BO¥’
90 x 120cm
Mixed Media

‘Nigo Owes me a Hundred Favours’
90 x 120cm
Mixed Media

 

VERSUS THE CITY

What I’ve been busy working on for the past few weeks…

“VERSUS THE CITY”
Chris Yee X Gerald Leung

Kaiju (怪獣, kaijū) is a Japanese word that means “strange beast,” but often translated in English as “monster”. Coming in all shapes and sizes, these creatures rise from the dark of the ocean and volcanic undergrounds of Earth to do battle, with the city as the ultimate battleground.

Paying homage to these bizarre beasts, Chris and Gerald venture through slipstreams of influence from old legends of the silverscreen, the dynamism of the manga panel and the wacky nature of the East to give birth to their creations.

The Tate Gallery
345 Glebe Pt Rd
Wednesday August 29
6pm

Be There!