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Chinese ink and color on paper
Dimensions: 27.5cm (H) x 27.5cm (W) / 10.8" (H) x 10.8" (W)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
“These growth rings are the memories of trees, and are nature’s yearly imprints. Within the small body of wood, stowed away are time fragments and the universe’s metamorphosis, as if expressing life’s perseverance and magnificence, they become ripples in circles. Also II have utilized meticulous painting (gonbi) to depict the bright resplendent transmutation of butterflies. Like the life of everything in the world, between wandering and searching in time and space, on earth and in the sky. By combing abstract and figurative painting, I search for a new perspective in ink painting, and simultaneously express my understanding and feelings towards the universe and life. I hope to respond to Lui Shou-kwan’s personal philosophy as demonstrated by his Zen paintings; that sort of feeling for life force, calmly facing every variable, yet at the same time praising nature.”－Cheuk Ka-wai, Cherie
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Hometown: Hong Kong
Based in: Hong Kong
Cheriue Ka-wai Cheuk, born in 1989 in Hong Kong, obtained a BA in Fine Arts with first-class honours at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2012. She finished her MA in Fine Arts in CUHK in 2017, specializing in Chinese Gongbi painting. Her compositions are often filled with symbols and memories, as well as subjects inspired by her personal experiences and emotions. Her practice also probes the development of Gongbi after it reached its peak in Northern Song Dynasty, attempting to rejuvenate this traditional Chinese art form in the contemporary world.
Cheuk has participated in different exhibitions and exchange programmes in Beijing, Hangzhou, and Korea, and received several awards, including the Prof. Johnson Chow Su Sing Chinese Painting & Calligraphy Award, Hong Kong Chinese Meticulous Painting Association Creative Award, Madam Jan Yun-bor Memorial Awards for Chinese Painting and Calligraphy. Alisan Fine Arts began exhibiting her works in 2015 and has included them in the 1st Taipei Dangdai Contemporary Art Fair (2019); HOPE (2018); Desiring: Post 97 Hong Kong Ink Art; Emerging Ink Artists (2017); Being and Inking: Documenting Contemporary Ink Art, Redtory Museum of Contemporary Art, Guangzhou (2016) and A Legacy of Ink: Lui Shou-Kwan 40 Years On, Hong Kong Arts Centre (2015).
Cheuk has had three solo exhibitions since 2015, the most recent one was in Taipei last year. She has been also featured in several major group exhibitions in recent years, including Ink Global (2017), New Ink: An Exhibition of Ink Art by Post 1970 Artists from the Yiqingzhai Collection at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery (2013), and Ink Asia (2016,17). Her works can be found in many important private collections.
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