PAST

GORDON CHEUNG

4 December 2009 - 31 January 2010

Gordon Cheung’s multi-media art expresses the virtual and actual realities of a globalised world oscillating between Utopia and Dystopia. Spray paint, oil, acrylic, pastels, stock listings and ink collide in his works to form epic techno-sublime vistas.
His hallucinogenic visions have been inspired by a wide range of sources including science fiction, 18th century romantic painting, zombie films, cartoons and current affairs. His works reflect on such contemporary issues as the war on terror, religion, economics, globalisation, the digital age and technology.

Gordon Cheung is of Hong Kong origin and born in London 1975 where he lives and works. Cheung graduated from the Royal College of Art, 2001 and whilst a student he instigated and was the organiser of 'Assembly' exhibiting 172 MA art graduates in 2 disused Victorian school buildings.

He exhibits internationally and was in the largest and most ambitious survey of recent developments in art from the UK; The British Art Show 6 and The John Moores Painting 24. He was commissioned for a Laing Art Solo Award (Selected by Susan May) July 2007. 2009 solo shows include 'The Promised Land', Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, 'Art in the Age of Anxiety' Volta NYC, New York and 'The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse', The New Art Gallery Walsall UK


Cheung's works are in international collections including the Hirshhorn Museum, Whitworth Museum, ASU Art Museum, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Hiscox Collection, Progressive Arts Collection, UBS Collection and the Gottesman Collection.


The etchings seen here are Pyrographics, or vaporised stock listings on plywood (you can smell the burnt wood)
Revelations 1-XV (Apocalypse), 2009
32.5 x 24.5 cm each

You can see the exhibition on youtube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrq_xoaPT-k

www.gordoncheung.com

Opening Thursday - Sunday 12:00 - 18:00