For his latest body of work, Cheung is continuing his exploration and celebration of themes of queer love and identity as well as body positive imagery. The figures represented in the artists work refuse to adhere to gender norms and expectations, re-examining and re-contextualizing normative notions of gender.
Many of the works in Tangle were made during the artists time at the Bed Stuy Art Residency in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, NYC. While at the residency, Cheung focused primarily on oil pastels and drawings, exploring techniques of line making and abstraction. The figures represented in these work overlap and intertwine, creating organic shapes which tangle into one another. Contorted repetitive figures merge into fluid shapes, serving as a visual reminder that we are all one and create powerful messages of positivity and acceptance. The semi-abstracted, simplistically rendered figures are exuberant and playful, full of movement and life. By doing so, Cheung illustrates a positive and empowering representation of what it means to be connected as humans.
The exhibition will be on view until September 28th, 2019.
By: SUPERSONIC ART