Rossi & Rossi opens up its Wong Chuk Hang gallery to artist Szelit Cheung (b. 1988), to experiment with the interplay of display space and works of art for a residency.
Cheung is interested in examining the presence of light within a swathe of empty space. Part of his daily routine involves wandering Hong Kong alone, observing how light interacts with architecture and space.
The artist’s fascination with light is manifest in his most recent series, Shimmer (2021) and Space (2020). Framed by an architectonic feature of a building, these works see light illuminate, seep into or bounce off spaces that are oftentimes unassuming and unadorned, devoid of human figures. This void is persistently present in Cheung’s works, which embody many of his ideals.