Szelit Cheung (b.1988) is a Hong Kong-based artist, engages in a cross-disciplinary practice including painting, drawings and photography. His current practice resembles the essence of void, explores the connection between presence and emptiness by utilising simple forms, light and colours as a means to echo and amplify the intangible yet powerful feelings and expressions.
After graduating from The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (RMIT) in 2012, he works sorely as an artist and continue pursuing his passion for art. His work has been widely exhibition in different places, Include America, France, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong… He has held solo exhibitions that include Shimmer ( Touch Gal-lery, Hong Kong, 2021 ), “ , ” ( Galerie Ora-Ora, Hong Kong, 2020) and Substance, Delicate, Something in Be-tween ( Yiri Arts, Taiwan, 2017 ). Group exhibitions include Architectural Representation in Chinese Contemporary Art ( One Thousand Museum, Miami, America, 2019 ), Charming Tastes and Fragrance: Literature and Visual Arts Exhibition ( Pao Gallerise, Hong Kong Art Centre, Hong Kong, 2018 ), Has-been-there ( Pearl Lam Galleries Hong Kong SOHO, Hong Kong, 2017 ) and Critical Point ( Crane Gallery, Taiwan, 2015 ).
2021 Rossi and Rossi ( Upcoming ) Wong Chuk Hang, HK
Shimmer, Touch Gallery, Tai Kwun, HK
2020 Galerie Ora-Ora, Sai Ying Pun, HK
2017 Substance, Delicate, Something in Between Yiri Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
2015 Stand II, am space, Central, HK
Awards / Residency
2021 Residency at Tainan, Taiwan ( Upcoming... ) Residency at Rossi and Rossi Gallery, HK
2017 Sovereign Asian Art Prize (Nomination)
2015 Hong Kong Arts Development Awards (Nomination) 2014 Two-week Residency at La
2009 Best Artwork Award of Higher Diploma in Fine Art 2008 Hong Kong Art School
2007 Best Graduation Work of Foundation Diploma in Visual Art
Szelit Cheung’s work directs the viewer’s gaze toward into the depths of an unknown space. His work Presence seems at first sight to be a plain wooden box. But looking closer, the viewer will find inside a painting which itself depicts a still deeper space. The passageway in the painting stretches into the distance, yet the dim light at the end feels close. After months of experiment, the artist chose to use special paint and carefully polished the wood. With the help of a mirror and gold leaf hidden in the box, the tiny space inside reflects the external world, the image changing depending on the external light source and the angle from which it is viewed.