Tzeng, Yi-Hsing b.1979 / 9 Works: My Dear Deng, Xiaoping | My Dear Ronald Reagan | My Dear Bill Clinton | My Dear George W. Bush | My Dear George Bush | My Dear Sunny Side Up Chiang, Kai-shek | My Dear President #4 | My Dear Ma, Ying-jeou | My Dear Barack Obama |
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Tzeng, Yi-Hsing b.1979 / 9 Works: My Dear Deng, Xiaoping | My Dear Ronald Reagan | My Dear Bill Clinton | My Dear George W. Bush | My Dear George Bush | My Dear Sunny Side Up Chiang, Kai-shek | My Dear President #4 | My Dear Ma, Ying-jeou | My Dear Barack Obama |Tzeng, Yi-Hsing b.1979 / 9 Works: My Dear Deng, Xiaoping | My Dear Ronald Reagan | My Dear Bill Clinton | My Dear George W. Bush | My Dear George Bush | My Dear Sunny Side Up Chiang, Kai-shek | My Dear President #4 | My Dear Ma, Ying-jeou | My Dear Barack Obama |Tzeng, Yi-Hsing b.1979 / 9 Works: My Dear Deng, Xiaoping | My Dear Ronald Reagan | My Dear Bill Clinton | My Dear George W. Bush | My Dear George Bush | My Dear Sunny Side Up Chiang, Kai-shek | My Dear President #4 | My Dear Ma, Ying-jeou | My Dear Barack Obama |Tzeng, Yi-Hsing b.1979 / 9 Works: My Dear Deng, Xiaoping | My Dear Ronald Reagan | My Dear Bill Clinton | My Dear George W. Bush | My Dear George Bush | My Dear Sunny Side Up Chiang, Kai-shek | My Dear President #4 | My Dear Ma, Ying-jeou | My Dear Barack Obama |Tzeng, Yi-Hsing b.1979 / 9 Works: My Dear Deng, Xiaoping | My Dear Ronald Reagan | My Dear Bill Clinton | My Dear George W. Bush | My Dear George Bush | My Dear Sunny Side Up Chiang, Kai-shek | My Dear President #4 | My Dear Ma, Ying-jeou | My Dear Barack Obama |Tzeng, Yi-Hsing b.1979 / 9 Works: My Dear Deng, Xiaoping | My Dear Ronald Reagan | My Dear Bill Clinton | My Dear George W. Bush | My Dear George Bush | My Dear Sunny Side Up Chiang, Kai-shek | My Dear President #4 | My Dear Ma, Ying-jeou | My Dear Barack Obama |Tzeng, Yi-Hsing b.1979 / 9 Works: My Dear Deng, Xiaoping | My Dear Ronald Reagan | My Dear Bill Clinton | My Dear George W. Bush | My Dear George Bush | My Dear Sunny Side Up Chiang, Kai-shek | My Dear President #4 | My Dear Ma, Ying-jeou | My Dear Barack Obama |Tzeng, Yi-Hsing b.1979 / 9 Works: My Dear Deng, Xiaoping | My Dear Ronald Reagan | My Dear Bill Clinton | My Dear George W. Bush | My Dear George Bush | My Dear Sunny Side Up Chiang, Kai-shek | My Dear President #4 | My Dear Ma, Ying-jeou | My Dear Barack Obama |Tzeng, Yi-Hsing b.1979 / 9 Works: My Dear Deng, Xiaoping | My Dear Ronald Reagan | My Dear Bill Clinton | My Dear George W. Bush | My Dear George Bush | My Dear Sunny Side Up Chiang, Kai-shek | My Dear President #4 | My Dear Ma, Ying-jeou | My Dear Barack Obama |Tzeng, Yi-Hsing b.1979 / 9 Works: My Dear Deng, Xiaoping | My Dear Ronald Reagan | My Dear Bill Clinton | My Dear George W. Bush | My Dear George Bush | My Dear Sunny Side Up Chiang, Kai-shek | My Dear President #4 | My Dear Ma, Ying-jeou | My Dear Barack Obama |Tzeng, Yi-Hsing b.1979 / 9 Works: My Dear Deng, Xiaoping | My Dear Ronald Reagan | My Dear Bill Clinton | My Dear George W. Bush | My Dear George Bush | My Dear Sunny Side Up Chiang, Kai-shek | My Dear President #4 | My Dear Ma, Ying-jeou | My Dear Barack Obama |
about this work
The particular pieces dealing with the 'My Heroes' series (the Presidential Portraits) is to subvert the very formal ideathat often surrounds the original portraits of the world leaders. The formal portraits originally were intended to conjure a reverential spirit and degree of respect. The idea of a formal portrait for followers to idolize has a very long history in politics and propaganda. Yi-Hsin Tzeng works to undermine this formality by introducing a disconcerting and comical appearance, working to introduce a new perspective and relieve the serious spirit with humour. 

Yi-Hsing Tzeng (b.1979, Taiwan)

9 Works: My Dear Deng, Xiaoping | My Dear Ronald Reagan | My Dear Bill Clinton | My Dear George W. Bush | My Dear George Bush | My Dear Sunny Side Up Chiang, Kai-shek | My Dear President #4 | My Dear Ma, Ying-jeou | My Dear Barack Obama |, 2010 - 2011

Acrylic and foam on photo paper
33 x 48 cm.
13 x 18 7/8 in.
Provenance:
Aureus Contemporary Gallery, Rhode Island, USA  Current Location:
USA - New Jersey S - C Works on PaperFar East

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Yi-Hsin Tzeng: My Hero(s)
AUREUS Contemporary, Rhode Island, USA
March 2011 - April 2011

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