Highlight of the Month - Szelit Cheung
2022.03.09 - 2022.04.03
'Void is full, full is void.'
Void is a concept, a kind of metaphysics, and it can also be a kind of aesthetics.
There are small changes between the voids, not only the invisible state. The artwork presents the void in the space through simple structure, lines, light and shadow.
Let’s join us on a journey of discovery in the void and solid.
In recent years, my art creations have focused on different kinds of spaces, such as blank positions or neglected corners. Whenever I look at these spaces, it unexpectedly brings me into a state of contemplation. Why does space create such a wonderful imagination? What exactly is emptiness? How to present emptiness? How to feel emptiness?
Kenya Hara mentioned in the book 'Shiro' that 'emptiness is part of the communication process, because our brains fill in what is missing. In other words, communication and ideas are born out of emptiness'. In Buddhism, it is believed that everything comes from emptiness (Śūnyatā). Emptiness is not a concept, but an understanding from experience. Both show that emptiness does not mean nothing, the former is the source of the imagination, and the latter is the understanding gained after experience. For me, emptiness is a transitional state between the time of viewing emptiness and the creation of imagination and feeling.
About Szelit Cheung
2012 - 2010 Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art), RMIT University
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2022 ‘Void’, Touch Gallery, Tai Kwun, Hong Kong
2021 ‘Space’, Rossi & Rossi Gallery, Hong Kong
‘Shimmer’, Touch Gallery, Tai Kwun, Hong Kong
2020 ‘ , ’ , Galerie Ora-Ora, Hong Kong
2017 ‘Substance, Delicate, Something in Between’, Yiri Arts, Taiwan
2015 ‘Stand II’, am space, Hong Kong
2014 ‘Here or not here’, The A.lift Gallery, Hong Kong
2012 ‘Stand’, The A.lift Gallery, Hong Kong
Selected Group Exhibitions
2022 ‘New Space Inaugural Exhibition’, Rossi & Rossi Gallery, Hong Kong
2021 ‘Space and Memory’, Whitestone Gallery, Hong Kong
‘Artistry Memory’, Presented by Tang Contemporary Art, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
‘Sushi - A World in a Grain of Sand’, Tokyo Gallery+BTAP, Tokyo, Japan
‘Shining Moment’, Tang Art Fundation, Hong Kong
2020 ‘XX - Hong Kong Art School 20th Anniversary Exhibition’, Hong Kong Art Centre, Hong Kong
2019 ‘Architectural Representation in Chinese Contemporary Art’, One Thousand Museum by Zaha Hadid, Miami, America
‘Charming Tastes and Fragrance: Literature and Visual Arts Exhibition ( Extension )’, Gallery of JCCAC, Hong Kong
‘Within a Mile’, PRÉCÉDÉE, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong
2018 ‘Charming Tastes and Fragrance: Literature and Visual Arts Exhibition, Pao Gallerise, Hong Kong Art Centre, Hong Kong
‘16.52 Sqm Open Sea’, Galerie Ora-Ora, H Queen's, Hong Kong
2017 ‘Deep Silence’, Pao Gallerise, Hong Kong Art Centre, Hong Kong
‘Has-been-there’, Pearl Lam Galleries Hong Kong SOHO, Hong Kong
2016 ‘Szelit Cheung, Hilarie Hon, Ashlee Ip, Him Lo’, Gallery Exit, Hong Kong
‘Hong Kong Perspective’, am space, Hong Kong
2015 ‘Critical Point’, Crane Gallery, Taiwan
‘All Day Breakfast’, ACO, Hong Kong
2017 Nomination : Sovereign Asian Art Prize
2015 Nomination : Hong Kong Arts Development Awards - Award for Young Artist
2009 Best Artwork Award (Painting) of Higher Diploma in Fine Art
2008 Hong Kong Art School Scholarship
2007 Best Graduation Work of Foundation Diploma in Visual Art