HALLEY CHENG
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Artist Statement

Cheng is deeply influenced by the techniques and philosophies of traditional Chinese painting.  “Chinese traditional painting usually adopts a generic or universal view on the subject matter, thereby rendering it rather formulaic. What I attempt to do is to go beyond what Chinese painting represents by focusing on the uniqueness of the present. It is also a journey of reflection on myself, my identity and my relationship with Chinese painting as a genre.”

Artist Biography
 

Cheng received his Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts) from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2008 and Master of Visual Arts from the Hong Kong Baptist University in 2012. Cheng`s works vary in media including painting, mixed media, installation and video. His works elaborate things and textures that being forgotten in our contemporary city lives.

Cheng recently been exhibited in London, Basel, Miami, Jakarta, Hong Kong, Taipei and Guangzhou, including START Art Fair 2014 in Saatchi Gallery, Solo exhibition in Art Basel HK 2013, Art Taipei 2013 and The Spirit of Ink in Sotheby`s Hong Kong Gallery(2013). Cheng has been awarded numerous prizes including the Asian Contemporary Art Show Young Artist Award – Grand Prize(2012), Jakarta Art Award(2010) and Philippe Charriol Competition Winner(2006).

His works are widely collected by The Bank of China, Philippe Charriol Foundation, Cliftons Ltd, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, The Peninsula Shanghai Waitan Hotel and private collectors.