Bloc present artist Ben Yau as their second 2020 billboard.
Yau’s artworks employ the aesthetics of global conflict, historical narratives, and social tensions. Trained in lens-based media and interested in the historical as a means to understand present crises, he now works with materials found from a research-intensive process that are then collaged or montaged in the mediums of works on paper and moving image. His multi-media projects engage a diverse range of materials, such as declassified CIA documents, British Ministry of Defence research papers, newspaper clippings, and videos found on the internet. By way of appropriation, Yau addresses the processes or moments of political rupture.