Brian Jungen (b. 1970, Vancouver) lives and works in Vancouver, Canada. Jungen often examines his own history - that of the Canadian Aboriginal people - in his work. Early drawings explore perceived, stereotyped imagery of Native people. In a recent project he deconstructs Nike Trainers, and remakes them into startling recreations of aboriginal Northwest Coast masks, transforming one cultural icon to another. Jungen's recent exhibitions include: Shapeshifter, Or Gallery, Vancouver, 2000 and a group exhibition at the Power Plant, Toronto, 2002.
Last updated: 18.10.2014