Eva He is currently preparing her BA in Sculpture at Camberwell College of Arts and due to graduate in 2020.
The laughing Buddha appears as a metaphor of contentment and abundance, universally recognised by both the Eastern and Western worlds. Inspired by the duality in gender and the divinity of the Buddha body Eva has taken this culturally symbolic image and laden it with a dozen breasts, causing the viewer to question their ability to locate the core of a single culture in this globally recognised figure. By enhancing the femininity of the Buddha in a humorous way, Eva hopes to address the cultural appropriation of religious symbols of the far east, and prompt her viewers to question the products of the colonialised mixing pot.
Her awards and residencies include: GAMMA Young Artists Competition, Semi-finalist 2018