Andy Mullens takes us on a tour of Australasian beauty using self portraiture to explore different themes of identity. In this exhibition Mullens will deconstruct the 1999 film ‘American Beauty’ using both motifs and the character Angela Hayes as a mechanism for discussing the infantilism of Asian women.
Mullens will capture pictures and reverse the role from fantasy to power, he will be using himself, an Asian-Australian as both the subject and the creator. This exhibition will incorporate the colour red throughout its images as this is a common theme within his practice. Andy Mullens will incorporate “Asian” objects into his video to highlight negative stereotypes.