the uncast

Out of Orbit #2

Out of Orbit

Artists and their work from previous instalments of Out of Orbit -
an evolving exhibition series presented by The Uncast and Usfin Atelier

Agus Wijaya   Born in Indonesia with Chinese heritage, Wijaya incorporates a narrative of symbols and gestures which reflect this mix of heritage and culture. Primarily focussed on portraiture, his works explode with colour and emotion.  Image: Comfort, 2018, Painting Reproduction on light box.

Agus Wijaya

Born in Indonesia with Chinese heritage, Wijaya incorporates a narrative of symbols and gestures which reflect this mix of heritage and culture. Primarily focussed on portraiture, his works explode with colour and emotion.

Image: Comfort, 2018, Painting Reproduction on light box.

The Buggy Bumpers   The Buggy Bumpers are a collective of multi-disciplinary artists from Sydney with a mutual, unbridled ambition to bring lasting joy into the lives of their audiences. These young men radiate loving-kindness as they ecstatically travel across the stage, and aim to reach liberation through a combination of choreographed and improvised movement.

The Buggy Bumpers

The Buggy Bumpers are a collective of multi-disciplinary artists from Sydney with a mutual, unbridled ambition to bring lasting joy into the lives of their audiences. These young men radiate loving-kindness as they ecstatically travel across the stage, and aim to reach liberation through a combination of choreographed and improvised movement.

Chris Yee   Beginning from a graphic design background, Chris Yee is a Sydney based artist/illustrator who specialises in traditional “pen and paper” methodologies.  Raised by the power of print, Chris’ main influences stem and vary from 90’s post-apocalyptic manga, rap and punk aesthetics. Through his imagery he constructs narratives ranging from the humorous to the monstrous and macabre.

Chris Yee

Beginning from a graphic design background, Chris Yee is a Sydney based artist/illustrator who specialises in traditional “pen and paper” methodologies.  Raised by the power of print, Chris’ main influences stem and vary from 90’s post-apocalyptic manga, rap and punk aesthetics. Through his imagery he constructs narratives ranging from the humorous to the monstrous and macabre.

 
EJ Son  More then just a ceramicist, EJ Son embodies a variety of roles through her clay-making ability; she is a comedian, a feminist, a social instigator and thought-provoker. She not only moulds the female body, but also the male body as she continues to emphasise the double standards of objectification in a patriarchal society.

EJ Son

More then just a ceramicist, EJ Son embodies a variety of roles through her clay-making ability; she is a comedian, a feminist, a social instigator and thought-provoker. She not only moulds the female body, but also the male body as she continues to emphasise the double standards of objectification in a patriarchal society.

Groserona    Groserona  - Colombian dialect meaning ‘rude, pervert and outright scandalous’.  Groserona is a self-taught illustrator and video artist who also runs her own accessory brand. Her work is born from her surroundings and emotions and she speaks for the millennial identity in the digital world.

Groserona

Groserona - Colombian dialect meaning ‘rude, pervert and outright scandalous’.

Groserona is a self-taught illustrator and video artist who also runs her own accessory brand. Her work is born from her surroundings and emotions and she speaks for the millennial identity in the digital world.

Hyun Lee   Hyun Lee is a writer / director / photographer in Sydney. Her essays and photographic work have appeared in art and fashion publications such as Ruins Magazine (London), the FdeC Reader (Tokyo) and 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art’s 4A Papers (Sydney). She is the writer and director of ASIAN GIRLS, a short film which was a recipient of the Screen NSW: Emerging Filmmakers’ Fund. Completed in mid 2017, it had its world premiere at South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW) in March 2018.

Hyun Lee

Hyun Lee is a writer / director / photographer in Sydney. Her essays and photographic work have appeared in art and fashion publications such as Ruins Magazine (London), the FdeC Reader (Tokyo) and 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art’s 4A Papers (Sydney). She is the writer and director of ASIAN GIRLS, a short film which was a recipient of the Screen NSW: Emerging Filmmakers’ Fund. Completed in mid 2017, it had its world premiere at South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW) in March 2018.

 
Jenn Poon & Andrew Huynh   Jenn Poon dabbles in both dance and photography worlds, blending the world of street photography and hip-hop/grime culture into one. —————-She believes that we are boundless beings who are unlimited in our creativity and unique in every collaboration. She is excited to present a piece with Andrew Huynh who has taught her dancing since she first started.

Jenn Poon & Andrew Huynh

Jenn Poon dabbles in both dance and photography worlds, blending the world of street photography and hip-hop/grime culture into one. —————-She believes that we are boundless beings who are unlimited in our creativity and unique in every collaboration. She is excited to present a piece with Andrew Huynh who has taught her dancing since she first started.

Kansas Smeaton   Kansas Smeaton is a Sydney-based New Zealand / Lebanese artist studying at the National Art School.  Her primary practice consists of oil painting and photography, and revolves around the idea of nostalgia - the destruction of memories and fractured images of places that may not be exactly as they were.

Kansas Smeaton

Kansas Smeaton is a Sydney-based New Zealand / Lebanese artist studying at the National Art School.

Her primary practice consists of oil painting and photography, and revolves around the idea of nostalgia - the destruction of memories and fractured images of places that may not be exactly as they were.

Kevin Diallo   Kevin Diallo is a Sydney based artist originally from the Ivory-Coast. His practice is rooted in post-colonial discourse and more particularly within post-blackness theory. Diallo’s work investigates how institutionalised ideas of Black and African authenticity can be deconstructed and challenged through contemporary online and photo based media practices.

Kevin Diallo

Kevin Diallo is a Sydney based artist originally from the Ivory-Coast. His practice is rooted in post-colonial discourse and more particularly within post-blackness theory. Diallo’s work investigates how institutionalised ideas of Black and African authenticity can be deconstructed and challenged through contemporary online and photo based media practices.

 
Krystal Le   Krystal Le is an artist based in Sydney. Her practice speaks to ideas of curiosity, nuance and subtlety. In her work, she explores the ways we might find meaning or comfort in that which is ambiguous, inexplicable or mysterious, in the ephemeral and the private.

Krystal Le

Krystal Le is an artist based in Sydney. Her practice speaks to ideas of curiosity, nuance and subtlety. In her work, she explores the ways we might find meaning or comfort in that which is ambiguous, inexplicable or mysterious, in the ephemeral and the private.

Marisa Mu   Marisa Mu is an artist, designer and maker of colourful leather goods. The Marisa Mu studio proudly designs and produces handcrafted, premium Italian leather accessories in Sydney. It is Mu’s passion to challenge the possibilities of colour and surface design with the tactile qualities found within leather.  Mu’s foundation of work is based on individualism, self love and colour. Marisa has recently started painting as an extension of her creative practice to better embody her values as an artist and as a PoC. Mu’s personal mission statement is to spark joy through celebrating our diversity and bringing our everyday colourful women to the forefront.

Marisa Mu

Marisa Mu is an artist, designer and maker of colourful leather goods. The Marisa Mu studio proudly designs and produces handcrafted, premium Italian leather accessories in Sydney. It is Mu’s passion to challenge the possibilities of colour and surface design with the tactile qualities found within leather.

Mu’s foundation of work is based on individualism, self love and colour. Marisa has recently started painting as an extension of her creative practice to better embody her values as an artist and as a PoC. Mu’s personal mission statement is to spark joy through celebrating our diversity and bringing our everyday colourful women to the forefront.

Melanie Ree & Kween Kwong   Melanie Ree is a spoken word poet and storyteller known for her heart-wrenching poetry that delves into topics of rising through our darkest moments, finding our true identity after trauma and the experience of being an ethnic artist/individual in a predominantly white country.  "I talk about things that make your heart sing, make your tears sting, human things that remind us we all suffer the same, love the same. We all have incredible stories worth telling."

Melanie Ree & Kween Kwong

Melanie Ree is a spoken word poet and storyteller known for her heart-wrenching poetry that delves into topics of rising through our darkest moments, finding our true identity after trauma and the experience of being an ethnic artist/individual in a predominantly white country.

"I talk about things that make your heart sing, make your tears sting, human things that remind us we all suffer the same, love the same. We all have incredible stories worth telling."

 
Mi-kaisha   R&B artist, Mi-kaisha, is a Sydney sensation with grit, groove, soul and sass. A city blackfulla, her sound captures the dichotomy between deadly and sweet. Her voice is soulful and smooth, yet her lyrics are hard-hitting. Politics, social issues and being a young black woman in urban Australia are all wrapped up in her unique sound.

Mi-kaisha

R&B artist, Mi-kaisha, is a Sydney sensation with grit, groove, soul and sass. A city blackfulla, her sound captures the dichotomy between deadly and sweet. Her voice is soulful and smooth, yet her lyrics are hard-hitting. Politics, social issues and being a young black woman in urban Australia are all wrapped up in her unique sound.

Otti Lawson

Otti Lawson

Steph Liakos   Stephanie Liakos is a young, Sydney-based creative who's photography takes us back to the early 2000's, where the nostalgia of this decade is captured through her portraits. The grunge of the city street kids and mismatched fashion is everything we know and love.   She also sent this through: My work reflects the millennial rage growing up in an Australian society where I am everything but dominant culture. The eclectic nature of my art is reflective of my messy head that is constantly in conflict with the beliefs others try to instil onto me, and the hybrid in which my identity lies. I am navigating my own artistic expression which is a response to my cultural upbringing tainted with restriction and pressure. Through art I am exploring and negotiating my own identity- collaging and fusing mediums together gives me clarity in understanding how I am a hybrid.

Steph Liakos

Stephanie Liakos is a young, Sydney-based creative who's photography takes us back to the early 2000's, where the nostalgia of this decade is captured through her portraits. The grunge of the city street kids and mismatched fashion is everything we know and love. She also sent this through: My work reflects the millennial rage growing up in an Australian society where I am everything but dominant culture. The eclectic nature of my art is reflective of my messy head that is constantly in conflict with the beliefs others try to instil onto me, and the hybrid in which my identity lies. I am navigating my own artistic expression which is a response to my cultural upbringing tainted with restriction and pressure. Through art I am exploring and negotiating my own identity- collaging and fusing mediums together gives me clarity in understanding how I am a hybrid.

 
Srisha Sritharan   Young Australian-born Tamil woman Srisha Sritharan uses poetry to explore contemporary socio-politics. Her passion for spoken word has won her numerous titles and led to performances all over the country. As she continues to grow in literary world, she hopes to press conversations locally and globally.

Srisha Sritharan

Young Australian-born Tamil woman Srisha Sritharan uses poetry to explore contemporary socio-politics. Her passion for spoken word has won her numerous titles and led to performances all over the country. As she continues to grow in literary world, she hopes to press conversations locally and globally.

Tzekin   Tzekin (fka V Kim) makes R&B that dissects K-pop, Hong Kong ballads, improvisational ambient music and nostalgic Asian trance. He is a composer, DJ, curator, and co-founder of pan-Asian collective Eternal Dragonz.

Tzekin

Tzekin (fka V Kim) makes R&B that dissects K-pop, Hong Kong ballads, improvisational ambient music and nostalgic Asian trance. He is a composer, DJ, curator, and co-founder of pan-Asian collective Eternal Dragonz.

Romon Yang   Romon is a Sydney based creative who has a passion for portrait photography along with graphic and object design within his repertoire. He constantly seeks to push the boundaries of genres within contemporary photography not only through experimenting and collaborating with fellow creatives, but also through self exploration and examination. These methods often result in new forms of strange yet alluring and unparalleled works of art. As his work progresses, the barriers between subjects and objects become more permeable and fluid. The focus then, is not the figure in the image, but how the interaction of the body with their surrounding environment can highlight a particular idea or evoke certain emotions.

Romon Yang

Romon is a Sydney based creative who has a passion for portrait photography along with graphic and object design within his repertoire. He constantly seeks to push the boundaries of genres within contemporary photography not only through experimenting and collaborating with fellow creatives, but also through self exploration and examination. These methods often result in new forms of strange yet alluring and unparalleled works of art. As his work progresses, the barriers between subjects and objects become more permeable and fluid. The focus then, is not the figure in the image, but how the interaction of the body with their surrounding environment can highlight a particular idea or evoke certain emotions.