Kenneth Chu ( 13Dreamrider ) is a contemporary visual artist based in Sydney, Australia

Born in Hong Kong, a place where east meets west, I came to Australia in 1995 before the transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong from the United Kingdom to China. My father is an artist, sculptor and toy designer. He owned his toy factory back then; my elder brother is also an artist, I grew up in an artistic family, my father has great influence since I was a child.

I came to Sydney to study graphic design and I graduated in 1997 with a Diploma of Graphic Design and Multimedia. I decided to stay and work in Sydney.

Back in the 1980s, Japanese culture influenced Hong Kong in many ways from fashion, art and media to lifestyle; my childhood was surrounded by Japanese manga and animation which profoundly impacted my style of creativity, it is not difficult to discover traces of Orientalism in some of my works.