普通⼈ (Ordinary People)’ explores and challenges the concept of ordinary through a series of paintings and drawings of Wyndham residents.
The works reflect people from a broad range of ages, race and social backgrounds.
With an intimate close-up lens, MeiMei exposes details that are often ignored or hidden from the first glimpse. Sun-soaked skin tone, delicate brushstrokes and dramatized expressions seek to illustrate the untold stories behind the eyes of people often seen as “typical”.
MeiMei 莓莓 Hodgkinson is an emerging Chinese Australian artist who currently lives and works on Bunurong Country in Werribee, Victoria.
MeiMei has been playing with oil paints since she was three-years-old and retains that childlike sense of imagination and vulnerability in her artworks today. Inspired by extraordinary stories of the ordinary, MeiMei seeks to explore the 喜怒哀乐 (sourness, sweetness, bitterness and spiciness) of life through people around her.
Image credit: Image by MeiMei Hodgkinson as part of exhibition