Elliott Jun Wright
Elliott Jun Wright (born 1984) is a Korean-American artist currently living and working in Tokyo. His practice investigates the formation, maintenance, and dissemination of “asian” identity via an exploration of the pervasive Orientalism inherent in the aesthetics of mass culture. Wright’s sculptural works and mixed-media assemblages combine sources as varied as scientific illustration, anime production drawings, and vintage issues of Architectural Digest magazine into hybrid objects which both reflect and comment upon the ideological underpinnings of the designed environment – and their impact on the interior life of the Asian subject. Wright has presented work in various group exhibitions internationally including Manila Institute, New York NY (2017-2016); Hester, New York NY (2015);Bronx Art Space, Bronx NY (2014); +81 Gallery, Brooklyn NY (2014); Abrons Art Center, New York NY (2013); Preteen Gallery, Mexico City MX(2013- 2012); Non-Objective Sud, Tulette FR (2011) and The Sorbonne, Paris FR (2011). Wright has also organized the exhibition Taste Spa at Manila Institute (2016).