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Johnny Tang
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Sunset Park

Media:Photography;


ARTIST STATEMENT: Having the face of a minority in America, and the cultural upbringing of a minority in Asia, Iíve always felt partially out of place. In America, whenever I meet someone new ó even another Asian ó I always seem to have the same conversation about ďwhat kind of AsianĒ I am. When Iím in America, people see me as emphatically Asian. However, when Iím in Asia, people can only see me as an American. After all I think like an American, that is I think in English! For much of my life Iíve thought that I have these experiences because of the way I look. My solution then, is to change the way Iím looked at. By taking influences from both my Asian and American cultures and fusing the two together, I am creating a new aesthetic. One that is distinctly Asian American. My hope is that in developing an Asian American aesthetic, I will influence our culture in such a way that it also reflects my unique cultural background. This way I can feel more at home here in America, a project that is no doubt important both for myself and for other Asian Americans.
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