Artist: Gordon Cheung
Medium: Mixed media sculpture
Accession Number: Tbc-2020
Made from layered newspaper and bamboo, Gordon Cheung’s window installation series ‘Home’ refers to homes in China with traditional window lattice designs that were demolished due to rapid urbanisation. The sculpture hovers between states of being, suggesting a ghost architecture that would have supported the windows. They act as a demarcation between the march of unstoppable progress, and the framework of identity, history and culture that define the individual.
‘Home’ premiered at Edel Assanti Gallery London (2019) in a solo show by the artist. The exhibition draws together three years of research and creation; addressing the emerging science fiction realities surrounding China’s vast infrastructural expansion – from dystopic surveillance societies to the formation of unfathomable megalopolises of 130 million citizens via the fusion of what are already the world’s largest cities.
Cheung graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting in 1998 from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London and earned his Masters of Fine Arts in 2001 from the Royal College of Art in London. Select solo shows include Jack Shainman Gallery in New York, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall UK.