02.09 - 06.09.2021
Contemporary by Angela Li @Unscheduled
G/F, 59-65 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong (Location of the former Topshop flagship store)
Contemporary by Angela Li is delighted to participate in Unscheduled, the 2nd edition of the art fair organised by the Hong Kong Art Gallery Association (HKAGA), presenting a solo project the garden i still vaguely remember by young Hong Kong artist Cheung Tsz Hin. The solo project will showcase Cheung’s recent and most iconic series of paintings. Unscheduled will be held from 2nd to 6th September 2021 at G/F, 59-65 Queen's Road Central (former location of Topshop) and Contemporary by Angela Li is located at booth 11. A total of 15 HKAGA member galleries will participate in the 2nd edition of Unscheduled, presenting 15 solo projects, which have been selected by local curators Jing Chong and Clara Wong.
Cheung Tsz Hin’s latest body of works combines both realistic and imaginative depictions of potted plants and daily objects that reflect upon the artist’s past memories. They show Cheung’s continuing exploration of painting subjects which he feels close to and connects with. Due to the global pandemic this year, he has spent more time observing his potted plants on his rooftop in which is also his studio. Whenever he closes his eyes, the colours and shapes of his plants vary from time to time. As a result, he found it difficult to grasp their true colours and tell the difference between reality and impression in his memories—is what he remembers real? He transforms the images from his mind onto his canvases as if he is painting a portrait of someone important. With layers and layers of brushwork, the meticulous details of branches and leaves are made possible by the calmness and affection Cheung breathes onto his canvases. Inspired by how a chain of light bulbs tangled on some shrubs had brought him a sense of déjà vu, Cheung attempts to recreate a similar linkage in his surroundings. “Those feelings are vague but I know for sure they once existed. They come back to me from another universe to remind me of a lesson. That second of awareness assured me the significance of memories and how they have pathed the way to my future,” he explained.