JESSICA CHEUNG (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
INTRODUCTION OF THE ARTIST:
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Jessica Cheung received her Master of Fine Arts (MFA) from the USA. While living in New York, Jessica held several exhibitions which included the galleries in SoHo and Chelsea art districts. In 2010, Jessica returned to Hong Kong and had her second solo exhibition in the same year. Her work has been exhibiting in Hong Kong, New York, Paris, China, South Korea, and Singapore. Her artwork also been selected by CNN for International Women’s Day in 2015, and Art Next Expo in 2019. In July 2021, Jessica relocated to the United Kingdom.
In recent years, Hong Kong has experienced a big wave of immigration, it has been driven by political and social factors. Encountering tough and difficult decisions making, lots of pressures, hesitates and uncertainties about their future, all of them are struggle with leaving behind their homes and families. As one of hundreds of thousands, I would like to capture and record these moments and complex feelings. Therefore, this is how the idea of my 《Leaving》series started.
MICROCOSM WORLD SERIES:
In my work, I build a deep and complex connection between a seen (macro) and unseen (micro) reality using my own belongings (e.g. necklaces, bracelets, hair clips, perfume bottles…. etc) as a catalyst to explore the dynamics of colors and painting space. I always surprised by the spatial journey in between positive form and negative space and how it creates new and unexpected images. I believe the beauty of inner space, though unseen, is sharing the same space and living with us. That’s why I named my paintings as “Microcosm World” series.
於香港土生土長的張慧君（Jessica），畢業於美國紐約，並取得藝術碩士學位（MFA），主修繪畫及藝術史。生活在紐約期間，Jessica參予了多個聯展，其中包括在蘇豪區和切爾西藝術區的畫廊。 2010年，Jessica回流返港，並在同年舉辨了她第二次個人展覽。她的作品曾於香港，紐約，巴黎，中國，南韓，以及新加坡展出。她的作品更被CNN挑選為2015年國際婦女節，及2019年新藝潮入圍參賽者之一。 2021年7月，Jessica移居英國。
近年來，香港因政治因素正經歷空前的移民潮。 面對種種艱難的決策，眼前的壓力、疑惑和對將來的不確定性，他們都在為離開家人和朋友而苦苦掙扎。 作為成千上萬的人中的一員，我想捕捉並記錄下這一刻，因此開始了《離別》系列。