At first glance, Gordon Cheung's collaged paintings may look like an art student experimenting with Photoshop filters for the first time. The posterization, find edges, & solarized effects are actually achieved via a complex process of actual layering, which for Cheung always begins with the stock listings from newspapers as his base.
HAIKU Art Review: Gordon Cheung
Toxic cowboys ride
Nuclear neon stock
"Paradoxically belonging & not belonging to both cultures (Chinese & UKer) has put me in an in-between state, which fits with my interests in virtual reality & existing in a techo-driven global space."
"I saw stock listings, mapping the torrential streams of capital around the world as a dense metaphor for the utopian euphoria linked to the prospects of cyberspace, the 'information superhighway'."
Andy Warhol - Top 8 Earners After Death
"I like to think of the bull riders as a contemporary version of the minotaur, which to me is an analogy of the financial bull market & extreme corporate being."
Top 8 Hackers 2008
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Elvis Presley - Top 8 Earners After Death
Gordon Cheung - (30 works)