VERNON AH KEE was
born in North Queensland and is of the Kuku Yalandji, Waanji, Yidindji
and Gugu Yimithirr peoples. He has been living in Brisbane for over
twelve years. His art is primarily a critique of Australian popular
culture, specifically the Black/White dichotomy. Over five years he
has tailored text as the visual. Humour, biting and black, aerates
the slogans which otherwise might miss their target in the Australian
audience and rebound on the artist in an angry and depressing squalor.
As it is, the signs are profoundly beautiful, pithy and poetic, while
Vernon completed a Bachelor
of Visual Arts (Hons) at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith
University, Brisbane, majoring in drawing and screenprinting. of
north Queensland. He is an Associate Lecturer and is currently completing
his Doctorate of Visual Arts at the Queensland College of Art.
He is represented by Bellas Gallery.
Vernon Ah Kee's work in <abstractions>
was curated by Mary Eagle.