SEATTLE MAGAZINE 2011 SPOTLIGHT AWARD: TROY GUA - Profile by Bond Huberman

BIO
Born and raised in Seattle, Washington. More to come.

STATEMENT
I prolifically and consistently produce pop-infused conceptual work in a wide range of media, marrying commerciality to contemporary with a glossy design aesthetic and a keen wit. My subject matter addresses contemporary culture and the ways in which media, iconography, identity, cultural self-critique, and the universal human need for recognition play parts within it.

The idea comes first and the making follows. My methods of fabrication are as eclectic as the results, and my media of choice is whatever best serves the piece, whether it be paint on canvas, digital print, cast resin, found object, sculptural intervention, plaster, photography, video, etc. To quote George Clinton, "Whatever it takes - whatever the party calls for".

I'm alternately fascinated with and repelled by our contemporary culture. That ambiguity is reflected in the work I make. Is it exalting or condemning its subject matter? Can it do both simultaneously?

My work serves as my offspring, my avatar, my vehicle for connection. I want you to share my work, talk about it, question it, and think about it. I want my work to add something positive to your life.