ARTIST STATEMENT

Chrissy Cheung’s images compel the viewer to follow the lines and modes of connection through which she brings her works to vibrant life.

Though abstract in form, her paintings and drawings employ figurative material in complex, nuanced, and detailed ways. Her works draw on imagery from the real, the imaginary, the subconscious, and more, and transform such material in powerfully allusive ways.

Vitally, Cheung’s work represents and embodies motion, both her own movement in their rendering and, subsequently and enticingly, that of the engaged viewer’s eyes. In this way, she captures the essence of temporal, physical artistic forms of contemporary dance and music, which are significant sources of inspiration.

BIO

Chrissy Cheung is a Vancouver-based visual artist and curator. Cheung grew up in Toronto and became interested in art at seven. She studied at Concordia University, Montréal, completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2000. In 1999, she interned with industrial designer Alejandro Ruiz in Milan, Italy.

In early 2005, she was an artist resident at the Banff Centre, resulting in a solo show, Improv Paintings, at the Other Gallery in Banff. In 2008, she was accepted into the Emerging Artists Viewing Program at the Drawing Center, New York.

Cheung’s work has been reviewed in Akimboand Now Magazineand featured on CityTV, Calgary. She contributed to the Salon des Artsat the 2008 Osheaga Festival. Hersolos exhibitions include Structured Abstractions, at the 2 of 2 Gallery, Toronto and Dessins contemporains,at Maison de la Culture Plateau Mont-Royal, Montréal. Cheung avidly curates the PAINTER8 Arts Society. Her artwork is in public and private collections across Canada, in the USA, France, Denmark, Venezuela, and China.

 LINKS

I believe that the profession of the artist is to inspire others. I would not have been able to have created my artwork without being inspired by other artists and places:

Josh Zubot
Craig Talbot
Dawna Mark
Grace Yow
Tanya Tagaq
Kai Chan

Valérie Blass

Johann Wolfgang Goethe
Paterson Ewen
Anselm Kiefer
Johannes Vermeer

PAINTER8

Agora de la Danse
Centre Georges Pompidou
Manchu Picchu

Musée d’arts contemporain, Montréal


I really can’t paint without great music. Here are my music suggestions: (in no particular order)
LP
Cat Power
The National
Thee oh sees
Wolf Parade
K. Flay
St. Vincent
Laurie Anderson
Billy Bragg
Amy Winehouse
Rihanna
Led Zepplin
Of Montreal
Robert Plant + Alison Krauss
Andrea Bocellli
Beach House
Nicholas Van Orton
PPK- ressurection
Brian Eno
Arcade Fire
Ron Sexsmith