BRENDAN LEE SATISH TANG IRELAND, b 1975
Brendan Lee Satish Tang is a Vancouver-based multidisciplinary artist who is known for incorporating a variety of mediums and cultural influences to create imaginative sculptures, paintings and drawings. Born in Dublin, Ireland to Trinidadian parents of mixed-Asian descent and relocating to Canada as a young teen, Tang has devoted much of his artistic career to the exploration of modern Asian culture as filtered through his hybrid upbringing.
A Gen-Xer who has admittedly been majorly influenced by comic books and video games, Tang is perhaps best known for his Manga Ormolu ceramic series that blends elements of Chinese Ming Dynasty style vases with animé and manga robotics and technology. Growing up in Nanaimo, on Vancouver Island with no specific ethnic enclave of his own, Tang became adept at blending in, adapting and negotiating various Asian spaces via a western perspective. The works in this series, metaphors for tech and culture, reflect the constantly shifting dynamics he has navigated between history and identity.
2021 EARTHEN DELIGHTS
2019 THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT