Visual Artist Works | Vincent Chong

  Khoa Van Cartier
Sinclair, 2022

Acrylic on linen, 94in x 60in

明 (Portrait of Aki with Tobie), 2020

Acrylic on linen, 94in x 60in

Aki is a photographer, and when we were sketching for this portrait Aki expressed that he would like for his scars from his top surgery to be visible. This is the first of 5 large scale paintings for my first solo show at Skånes Konstförening gallery in Malmö, Sweden May 2022.

The Shepherd Wukong (Self Portrait as the Monkey King), 2020

Acrylic on Linen, 94in x 60in

A self portrait for my 2022 show. The piece references Desmarais’, The Shepherd Paris while incorporating symbols from my life and The Monkey King legend, which I have identified with since youth.

Brian Lam Vu, 2022

Acrylic on linen, 94in x 60in

第三眼 ‘Third Eye’ (self-portrait), 2020

Oil on canvas, 22in x 28in

The title is a play on the Chinese word for butthole: 屁眼 literally ‘butt eye’

Yellow Jackets Collective , 2021

Acrylic on Linen, 52in x 88in

Yellow Jackets Collective (YJC) are a group and chosen family of Queer Asian Femmes who work between art, community organizing, and activism.

i love you more than you’ll ever know, 2022

Handbound accordion book of 88 watercolors, 14in x 10in, fully open: 73ft long

All paintings are made from thirst traps, thotty pics, and nudes shared with me by my QTAPI community and chosen family

About Vincent Chong:

Vincent Chong is a Queer mixed-race Chinese-American community-based painter, performance artist, and Chinese calligrapher. They paint portraits of QTAPI (Queer & Trans Asian Pacific Islander) folks to celebrate their lives and stories. Their work investigates how we grapple with our 

identities, often engaging notions of tradition, family, heritage, body, and presentation. Much like the practice of calligraphy, daily practice of figurative drawing informs their body to hold and channel the faces and expressions of community members. They are interested in how this muscle memory and intuition manifests the expressions and presences of people in their community. In their performances, they connect the millinea old tradition of large-scale live calligraphy performance to their background in Queer performance, drag, gogo-boy, and gymnastics aesthetics. By combining this performance with Queer culture and looks, they aim to celebrate the existence of Queer lives in both traditional culture and Asian identity. Moving forward they plan to continue painting the people in their community and creating performances drawing more from drag performance. they taught themself to paint by painting QTAPI members of their chosen family, and now that they feel comfortable with their painting skills, they aim to paint a more complete picture of their QTBIPOC chosen family by also including other folks of color in their paintings. 

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