Japanese Koi Fish next to Water Lily
Jimmy Tran (b 1997, Melbourne) is an emerging artist whose practice spans printmaking, painting, drawing and artist zines. He embraces a variety of media, allowing him to experiment broadly. His painterly work tends to focus on traditional and contemporary Japanese cultural subjects. Central to his practice is series of hand illustrated artist zines he's meticulously developing called The Hero Man, which follows the lives of a group of power ranger-type crime fighters. His dynamic graphic style holds the balance between drama and banality, as day-to-day moments are rendered with equal weighting as Hero Man crime-fighting scenes. Tran has worked at Arts Project since 2015 and exhibited in numerous group shows. His work is held in private collections in Australia.