11 January 2020 The raw material of Cheung's collage paintings is the mashed up stocks and shares pages of this newspaper, on which he layers in spray paint, acrylic, pastel, ink, a hallucinatory mash-up of colours and forms suggesting the tensions and sublimities of contemporary urban life and Utopian/dystopian technological possibilities. The vast new paintings here contemplate the infrastruture projects for China's mega city Jing-Jin-Ji, an economic region around Beijing and Tianjin with a projected population of 100m; in contrast also displayed are 30 traditional Chinese window lattices suspended beneath the gallery's skylight.
Gordon Cheung, Megalopolis, 2020
Tears of Paradise
At Edel Assanti, London, until March 7