Art Kaohsiung 2018

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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 images.media contact:

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About the artists

CHENG HungCHENG Yin Ngan
(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.

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(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.

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Artwork

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


CHENG Hung, Dony 鄭虹

2018

Art Kaohsiung 2018

29 November – 2 December, 2018
The Pier 2 Art Center, Kaohsiung


maybe someday it will be true – CHENG Hung solo exhibition

17 August – 9 September 2018
a.m. space

2017

Art Kaohsiung 2017

「我可以在裏面,可以在外面,有時我不能分清楚,但知道看似對立的感覺會交換位置,重新襲來,沒有永恆,在清醒和生活中間,所有事都有其脈落,以為它會永遠消失粉碎,但它們必重新回來,循環的風景不能忘記自己也在其中,循環存在於風景中,也存在於自己當中,有多少東西是可以遠觀,但未能每次遠觀自己,大多卡在中間。」

“I could be inside. I could be outside. Sometimes, I cannot tell. But I know the seemingly contrasting feelings exchange position. Attack me again. There is no eternity. In between sober and everyday life, every story has its context. You think they will shatter and vanish. But they will certainly resurrect. The cycle of scenery cannot forget it is in itself. I exist in the scenery. I also exist in myself. We can always look into the distant. But we always forget to look back at ourselves at a distant. Stuck in the middle.”

鄭虹CHENG Hung, 2018

Artist Biography
CHENG Hung was born in Hong Kong in 1993. She 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.
Cheng Hung hopes to find a shortcut to escape the city. She believes in things even if she had never seen before. No matter how ridiculous it sounds, she is willing to believe in the tiniest possibility. She always makes things up. For example: she once said she will disappear from this place after she pass the road sign on her daily route back home someday. After telling her friends several times, she has developed a strong faith in that idea that she will eventually escape from this reality.

藝術家簡歷
鄭虹生於1993年,畢業於香港中文大學(文學士),主修藝術。作品於高雄藝博2017展出。2017年獲得出爐藝術新秀獎和嘉圖創作獎。2018年參與寶藏巖國際藝術村駐留計劃。鄭虹希望在城市中找到可以逃離的捷徑。她相信沒有親眼所見的事,就算聽起來很荒謬,也願意去相信飄渺的可能性。她常常捏造一些奇怪的事情,例如:有一天穿過回家路上的路牌後,她就會消失去了別的地方,反覆跟朋友說了幾遍後,連自己都相信了。

Drawings

Oil Paintings

Follow the night if you leave from the moon

Artist Books

CHENG Hung 鄭虹

At some of the nights 在某些重複的晚上
Charcoal, pencil, typewriter on notebook
炭枝、鉛筆﹑打字機墨水筆記本
18 x 23 cm
2018

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夜裹的事物回到可被呼吸的節奏,步伐也可隨之放慢,
有時候把收集起來的思緒物件逐一放置出來,
感受着它們獨一的流動性和過渡性,我們總在變幻中。
它們有時就像粉末被吹起般輕,又有時卡在指紋中沖刷不掉。
有著相當重量的記憶沉澱在水底,也會跟着水波移動,
我被黑夜或雨天化成粒子時,會偶爾追逐著它們,
但這過程中總有種不能歇息,惴惴不安的感覺。
當囤積太多,它們陸續湧出在淤濕的瀝青路上,
找不到出口,感覺旁邊‭‬就是一個深不見底的四方凹洞,‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬
周遭的街燈也無法照亮環繞凹洞那團黑黑濃稠的空氣,
差一點就陷進去溺水了。
生活的一半時間在虛幻中,遇上空氣回到清澈時,
我追逐一些儲存時間的想法,
那時候的光線,着眼的某個景物,
讓一切靜止,成為永恆的地方,
凍結著所有時刻,讓空間在時間的停頓中不斷伸延,
凝望的時間變成可被延伸的寂靜。
可是當一切都堆疊成可走進去的小山洞時,
又瞬間被理性的現實打破,所有安全感變成幻象。

The nights with slow rhythm became undefined,
The thoughts and objects that linger in my mind,
Being assorted and starts to unwind.
I caught a glimpse of the liquidity of everything,
Just like we are all transforming.
All the thoughts that were far away, starts reliving again.
Sometimes, it’s light like blowing fine powders into the air,
Sometimes, it’s dense and submerges into my skin.
Slowly, they sink under water,
And when the wind comes,
They merge with the waves and wiggle in my mind.
I became part of the water,
And follow these thoughts in the gloomy air at night.
The place became so hard to find the button of pause.
Over the pavement, the water is running,
Besides me, a dark hollow starts to form,
Even the warm streetlights could not penetrate the fogginess.
The sunken air, almost, drown me in it.
Living in half times of illusion,
I chase and collect the fragments of time.
The shining lights, the objects beyond the window,
With the silence, time lengthens,
And the space in the stillness expands into eternity.
When shelter was built,
It collapsed with the rational reality,
Perhaps feeling secure only exists in the illusion.

鄭虹CHENG Hung,《讓一切靜止,成為永恆的地方》Maybe someday it will be true,2018

CurriculumVitae

Education

2017  Graduated with theDegree of Bachelor of Arts from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Major inFine Arts)
1993  Bornin Hong Kong

Exhibition

2018
maybe someday it will be true – CHENG Hung solo exhibition, a.m. space

2017 
Art Kaohsiung, a.m.space, Taiwan
Lightness/ Distance/ Intervention/ Cycling/Mapping, Pesponse Exhibition on Summer Field Study Programme 2017, HuiGallery, New Asia College, CUHK
Fresh Trend 2017, Art Graduates JointExhibition,chi K11 artspace
Nothing’s Goona Change My Love for You,Graduation Exhibition, Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Soda Water 2, Hui Gallery, New AsiaCollege, CUHK
99lism, Hui Gallery, New Asia College,CUHK
Experimental Drawing, Connecting SpaceHong Kong

2016 
Mirrors that tell Silence, Hui Gallery,New Asia College, CUHK
Soda Water , The Art of CUHK (2016)Undergraduate Exhibition, Cheng Ming Building, New Asia College, CUHK

2014 
Metamorphosis , Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts (CUHK) FreshmanExhibition, Cheng Ming Building, New Asia College, CUHK

2013 
Gaze, Associate of the Hong Kong Baptist University Visual ArtsInstitute Freshman Photography Exhibition, Academy of Visual Arts, Hong KongBaptist University

Residencies

2018       Treasure Hill Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan

Awards

2017       Fresh Trend Art Award, Fresh Trend 2017
2017       Grotto Fine Art’s Creative Award, TheChinese University of Hong Kong