Tick Tock: Sam Cheng Solo Exhibition
滴達:鄭丹珊個展

Tick Tock - Show View 03.jpg

15 February - 8 March 2019
 

Sansiao Gallery HK
1/F, Room 104 - 5 Wilson House, 19 - 27 Wyndham Street,

Central, Hong Kong
 

Guest Curator: Chun Poon

Tick tock, tick tock, the clock is ticking; bit by bit Sam Cheng records the tiny things in ordinary matters. With the fast pace living style, city people may not notice tiny things.  A cat's favourite hiding place, a plant sprouting in the impossible environment, and floating in the clouds or in the water, Sam is always curious about these subjects. Uniting imagination and memory, she uses traditional delineative painting (Gongbi Hua) techniques and modern ideas, capturing surroundings with sensational touches in her works.

For Sam, Chinese ink represents tradition as well as being regarded as a kind of "Tao" concept, a way inheriting the classical literati painting spirit. On the other hand, the mechanical elements in the paintings symbolize modernity, where precision and efficiency were invented. Sam tries to merge tradition and modernization, intertwining them within her works.  It's like "Alice in Wonderland", but a contemporary body dreaming in the Chinese classical era. The clocking is ticking; space is shifting, creating a kind of uncertainty, time and space that are illusory and contradictory.

Completed a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a first-class honour in 2014, Sam Cheng has been committed in Chinese ink painting since her graduation. She is specialized in depicting still life and natural scenes and occasionally projects ideas with irony and symbolism in her works. Sam has participated in many local exhibitions in Hong Kong and has been invited to overseas joint exhibitions. Her works are often brought to major art fairs and occasionally appear in important auctions.

滴達,滴達,時間流轉不息,鄭丹珊點點滴滴的記錄了身邊遇到的微小而不起眼的東西及事情。 對生活節奏急速的城市人來說,不一定會注意到那些小事。貓兒最喜歡藏身的地方、花草在不可能的環境下萌芽、浮在雲裡還是在水中,這些都是珊珊好奇的題目。加上想像和記憶的融合,她以細膩的傳統工筆技法加上些現代化的想法,繪畫出對身邊事物的情感。

對鄭丹珊來說水墨技法代表傳統,亦可視為一種「道」的理念,是繼承古典文人畫精神的一種概念。另一邊畫中的機械元素象徵著當下,代表現代化制造出的精準與效率。珊珊嘗試把傳統和現代兩者融合,縱橫交錯。就像《愛麗絲夢遊仙境》,不過是現代的軀體幻想在中國古典時代中。時間轉動,空間扭曲,營造出一種虛實變幻而矛盾的不確定時空。

2014年以一級榮譽完成香港中文大學藝術系文學士學位,鄭丹珊畢業後一直全力醉心於水墨創作。她擅於描繪靜物及自然景象,偶爾以諷剌或象徵的手法寫畫。珊珊參加過很多香港本地展覽及被邀請到外國的聯展。她的作品也常被帶進各主要藝博會展出,偶然也會出現在重要的拍賣會。

Tick Tock - Show View 04.jpg
Tick Tock - Show View 02.jpg