“Coolieism, aka: Sly Son Goku” (2021), by Oscar yi Hou, based on a character from the popular manga series Dragon Ball, mixes Asian and American iconography. Photo: Oscar yi Hou
“Coolieism, aka: Sly Son Goku” (2021), by Oscar yi Hou, based on a character from the popular manga series Dragon Ball, mixes Asian and American iconography. Photo: Oscar yi Hou

Queer artist Oscar yi Hou blends Asian and American imagery to explore ideas of migration, identity and belonging

  • Hou reflects the sense of being caught between his family’s homeland of China and his own life in the West in vibrant portrait paintings
  • His upcoming show at the Brooklyn Museum in New York will feature new paintings directly inspired by items from the institution’s extensive Asian art collection

“Coolieism, aka: Sly Son Goku” (2021), by Oscar yi Hou, based on a character from the popular manga series Dragon Ball, mixes Asian and American iconography. Photo: Oscar yi Hou
“Coolieism, aka: Sly Son Goku” (2021), by Oscar yi Hou, based on a character from the popular manga series Dragon Ball, mixes Asian and American iconography. Photo: Oscar yi Hou
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