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Negotiating Asian-American Identity Through Portraiture

American Pikachu

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American Pikachu

"Far too many American-born citizens of Asian descent continue to be thought of as only "American knockoffs." This latest series of paintings is an attempt to ameliorate the outrage of these misconceptions by depicting myself battling those stereotypes or, in tongue-in-cheek fashion, becoming those very same stereotypes." -Roger Shimomura