Art on a Postcard Winter Auction, Lots 301-400

04 NOVEMBER 2021 - 25 NOVEMBER 2021
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341. Gordon Cheung

Emoji 3

Mixed Media on Paper

A6 (15 x 10cm) Original Artwork 

Signed on verso

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£50 - 1,000

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Art on a Postcard Winter Auction, Lots 301-400 (341/100)

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About 

 

Born in 1975 in London to Chinese parents, contemporary artist Gordon Cheung has developed an innovative approach to painting, which blurs the line between virtual and actual reality to reflect on the modern concern for the loss of utopia as seen in the current state of affairs in our capitalist society. Exploring these themes through animation and appropriation, Cheung applies a range of references in his work including culture, mythology, religion, and politics. His dreamlike spaces of urban surreal dystopias originate from his childhood experiences in the 1970s and 1980s. 

 

Education 

 

Cheung graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting in 1998 from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London and earned his Masters of Fine Arts in 2001 from the Royal College of Art in London. 

 

Select Exhibitions/Awards 

 

Selected solo shows include at Edel Assanti, Cristea Roberts Gallery in London, Jack Shainman Gallery in New York, Leila Heller Gallery in Dubai, among others. Forthcoming solo show will be at Almine Rech, Paris 2022. His works are held in the collections of Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C., British Museum, Whitworth Art Museum in Manchester, Royal College of Art in London, and Museum of Modern Art in New York, Asian Art Museum in San Francisco and UBS, HSBC and Microsoft among others. He lives and works in London. 

 

Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork   

 

Metaphorically the sanded and layered surfaces of the financial newspapers refers to the global information space where instantaneous transmissions of trillions of capital carves out Utopias and Dystopias. Here it is materialised into fragments of faux driftwood from a sea of data, eroded by a meteorology of information and carved with 'fun' emojis; a human mark of existence against an unthinkably complex techno-sublime landscape. 

 

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