Art Kaohsiung 2018

Chinese Version 中文

CHENG Hung 鄭虹
CHENG Yin Ngan  鄭燕垠

30 November – 2 December, 2018

Booth P3-06
The Pier-2 Art Center, Yancheng District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

CHENG Hung, In to the mist (cover), Charcoal, pencil on canvas, 18 x 18 cm, 2018

a.m. space proudly presents the works of CHENG Hung, CHENG Yin Ngan in Art Kaohsiung 2018.

CHENG Hung is proficient in exploring every corner in the urban city for locations for gasping for breath.  She captures the cityscape with minimal compositions.  Her works focus on the intermediate between empty spaces and personal places.  With the technique of subtraction, Cheng develops aesthetics of the nocturnal city.  The lights and shadows become the protagonists of the story in her charcoal installations.  She explores the disintegration between text and images in the process of symbolization.  She uses images as symbols to incur the sense of alienation, to expose the unfamiliarity in the scenery she deems the most familiar with.  Through symbolism, She hopes to find a shortcut to escape from the city.
The constructed lands in Cheng’s works are mostly the places she is familiar with.  She deliberately removes the details in images, and further rediscovers the foreignness in familiar places.   In her fantasy, she can escape the impotent moments in reality and walk into a chaotic confusion, which is far away from reality.  Despite the absurdity of being God-forsaken and timeless, Cheng has infinite faith in the possibility of such spaces.

CHENG Yin Ngan, Haha mountain, Oil on canvas, 70.5 x 60.5 cm, 2018

CHENG Yin Ngan suggests, ‘there are borders in all matters. It only depends on how the borders are presented.’ Thus, the artist treats painting as a way of expression. Her state of mind is fluid and not limited to the world of paintings. Her state of mind is fluid and not limited to the world of paintings. She observes the world through painting, which allows her to make contact with different matters. For example, she collects different models and toys for her paintings. She studies the structures and colors of them and applies to the painting. We can say that the artist uses paintings as a reincarnation of contact:

Press Relations
Wong Chun Sing
✆  +852 56254709
☏ +852 25479898

About the artists

(b.1993.HK) graduated with the Degree of Bachelor of Arts from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Major in Fine Arts). Her works were exhibited in Art Kaohsiung 2017. She was awarded Fresh Trend Art Award and Grotto Fine Art’s Creative Award in 2017. She completed the artist residency program in Treasure Hill Artist Village in 2018.

More artist information

(b.1995.HK) graduated from the Academy of Visual Arts,Hong Kong Baptist University in 2017, and was awarded special mention prize at the AVA BA Graduation Exhibition. She visualizes her observations in daily life and nature with oil painting, drawing and experimental photography. She is now open to new experiences and seeks chances to travel, varying the experiences and environments that are reflected in her work.

More artist information


CHENG Hung, In the old studio in Kwai Chung, Charcoal on canvas, 91 x 91 cm, 2018
CHENG Hung, At some of the nights (cover), Charcoal, pencil, typewriter on notebook, 18 x 23 cm, 2018
CHENG Hung, In the tunnel of last year, Charcoal on canvas, 62 x 82 cm, 2017
CHENG Hung, The Darkness around the corner, Charcoal on canvas, 145 x 110 cm, 2018
CHENG Hung, Light , Charcoal on canvas, 27 x 35 cm, 2018
CHENG Hung, In to the mist (page 16, 17), Charcoal, pencil on canvas, 18 x 18 cm, 2018
CHENG Hung, Inside, outside, Charcoal, pencil on canvas, 61 x 81 cm, 2018
CHENG Hung, Automatic sensor light at the staircase, Charcoal, pencil on canvas, 146 x 110 cm, 2018
CHENG Hung, In the middle, Charcoal, pencil on canvas, 110 x 72 cm, 2018
CHENG Hung, Sitting on the ground seeing the stone above me, Charcoal, pencil on canvas, 105 x 120 cm, 2018
CHENG Yin Ngan, Happy tree friend I, Oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm, 2018
CHENG Yin Ngan, Happy tree friend II, Oil on canvas, 130 x 130 cm, 2018

CHENG Yin Ngan, Left, right, left, left, right, Oil on canvas, 15.5 x 15.5 cm x 4, 2018