Oscar yi Hou is in his poetry era. In his “poem paintings,” a private lexicon of hieroglyphs—cranes, the yin and yang symbol, Western spurs—serve as stand-ins for the artist.
At 25, Artist Oscar yi Hou Has Already Had a Solo Museum Show—And Written a Memoir
The Liverpool-born artist is reimagining Americana to include queer Asian-American leather daddies. His latest paintings will be on view at James Fuentes's Art Basel Miami Beach booth, and he's slated to have a solo show with the gallery next fall.