Creating the Future, Drawing from the Past - VS818

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This session features two artists who draw from a deep well of cultural heritage to celebrate the adaptability and resilience of the human spirit in creating art that bridges the digital divide.

Sougwen Chung, Canadian-born, Chinese-raised artist known for innovative and interdisciplinary work that explores the interaction between humans, technology, and art. Sougwen developed the use of robots as nonhuman collaborators to create mesmerizing and intricate visual compositions.

Dylan Mooney is a proud Yuwi, Torres Strait, and South Sea Islander artist from North Queensland. Working across painting, printmaking, digital illustration, and drawing, he vividly brings to life the rich cultural tapestry of his heritage, deeply influenced by history, culture, and family. Despite being legally blind, Dylan’s mastery of digital media allows him to create high-impact illustrations teeming with bright, saturated colors that express his political energy and keen insights. 

Technical Level: General Audience

Type: Luminary Session

Category: Thought Leadership

Track: Drawing, Painting, and Illustration

Audience Types: Graphic Designer, Illustrator

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