Exhibitions    Rituals and Remnants

02.03.17 to 27.03.17

 

Rituals and Remnants

March 27 2017   Open Studio: Monday March 27 Arteles Art Centre, Hämeenkyrö, Finland.

 

An ongoing visual documentation on a series of works within the thematic approach of 'Time and Place'.

 

No stipulated datelines.  No unnecessary thought anxieties.  No demanding chatters.  No questionable doubts. Just honouring the privilege of one’s existence.  My journey throughout the residency allowed me to embark on a series of work processes that respond to the values and significance of the Finnish landscape of which she continues to have an important part to play in the process of building her national identity.  I embraced and was excited to get to know her.  The silence of the mind and speech, the awareness of self and the respect of one’s existence paved my daily Rituals in making and doing as well as collecting the Remnants of thoughts and actions of what was left at the end of the day.  Rituals and Remnants is a two- part series of Time and Place - a collective journey.

 

Rituals

The sumi ink drawings and stitching on Japanese Kozo Shoji paper scroll marks the traces of actions of a person – me.  Repetitions of lines were present throughout the scroll in response to Paul Klee’s aphorism of line drawings - “a dot is a line that went for a walk”.  This ongoing Kozo Shoji paper scroll vignette was part of a documented journey from my daily ritualistic response to the Finnish landscape during my art residency in Arteles Art Centre: a company of tall birch and pine soldiers standing proud alongside man–made vertical and horizontal design lexicon.

 

Remnants

This residency ignited memory layers stored within me.  The Finnish landscape evoked all of that. I challenged it all and embarked on several small-scale works as a respond to the daily thoughts and material remnants.  Much like reminiscing about the journey and not the destination.

Territory V by Jacky Cheng

Territory V  2017

Kozo Shoji paper, sumi ink, collage

Sauna by Jacky Cheng

Sauna  2017

Kozo Shoji paper, sumi ink, fibre stitchings

Järvi by Jacky Cheng

Järvi  2017

Kozo Shoji paper, sumi ink

Territory IV by Jacky Cheng

Territory IV  2017

Kozo Shoji paper, sumi ink

Territory III by Jacky Cheng

Territory III  2017

Kozo Shoji paper, sumi ink, fibre stitchings

Territory II by Jacky Cheng

Territory II  2017

Kozo Shoji paper, sumi ink, natural fibre stitchings

Territory I by Jacky Cheng

Territory I  2017

Kozo Shoji paper, sumi ink

Wetlands by Jacky Cheng

Wetlands  2017

Kozo Shoji paper, sumi ink, natural fibre stitching

Traces III by Jacky Cheng

Traces III  2017

Kozo Shoji paper, sumi ink, fibre stitchings

Traces II by Jacky Cheng

Traces II  2017

Kozo Shoji paper, sumi ink, watercolour, natural fibre stitching

Traces I by Jacky Cheng

Traces I  2017

Kozo Shoji paper, sumi ink

Shifting Worlds III by Jacky Cheng

Shifting Worlds III  2017

Kozo Shoji paper, sumi ink, synthetic polymer paint, fibre stitching

Shifting Worlds II by Jacky Cheng

Shifting Worlds II  2017

Kozo Shoji paper, sumi ink, synthetic polymer paint, fibre stitching

Shifting Worlds I by Jacky Cheng

Shifting Worlds I  2017

Kozo Shoji paper, sumi ink, synthetic polymer paint, natural fibre stitching

Forrest Trail IV by Jacky Cheng

Forrest Trail IV  2017

Kozo Shoji paper, sumi ink, fibre stitching

Forrest Trail III by Jacky Cheng

Forrest Trail III  2017

Kozo Shoji paper, sumi ink, fibre stitching

Forrest Trail II by Jacky Cheng

Forrest Trail II  2017

Kozo Shoji paper, sumi ink, fibre stitching

Forrest Trail I by Jacky Cheng

Forrest Trail I  2017

Kozo Shoji paper, sumi ink, fibre stitching

Birch II by Jacky Cheng

Birch II  2017

Kozo Shoji paper, sumi ink

Birch I by Jacky Cheng

Birch I  2017

Kozo Shoji paper, sumi ink,

Then and Now II by Jacky Cheng

Then and Now II  2017

Hahnemuhle 140gsm paper, sumi ink, synthetic polymer ink, artline

21 x 29cm

Then and Now I by Jacky Cheng

Then and Now I  2017

Hahnemuhle 140gsm paper, sumi ink, synthetic polymer ink, artline

21 x 29cm

Elusive by Jacky Cheng

Elusive  2017

Hahnemuhle 140gsm paper, sumi ink, artline

21 x 29cm

Midnight Jaunt III by Jacky Cheng

Midnight Jaunt III  2017

Hahnemuhle 140gsm paper, sumi ink, watercolour, artline

21 x 29cm

Midnight Jaunt II by Jacky Cheng

Midnight Jaunt II  2017

Hahnemuhle 140gsm paper, sumi ink, artline

21 x 29cm

Midnight Jaunt I by Jacky Cheng

Midnight Jaunt I  2017

Hahnemuhle 140gsm paper, sumi ink, watercolour, artline

21 x 29cm

I don't owe you anything by Jacky Cheng

I don't owe you anything  2017

Hahnemuhle 140gsm paper, sumi ink

21 x 29cm

Undulation II by Jacky Cheng

Undulation II  2017

Hahnemuhle 140gsm paper, sumi ink

21 x 29cm

Undulation I by Jacky Cheng

Undulation I  2017

Hahnemuhle 140gsm paper, sumi ink, synthetic polymer ink

21 x 29cm

Detritus II by Jacky Cheng

Detritus II  2017

Hahnemuhle 140gsm paper, sumi ink, remnants from "Detritus I"

21 x 29cm

Detritus I by Jacky Cheng

Detritus I  2017

Hahnemuhle 140gsm paper, sumi ink, remnants from "It's Everything and Nothing"

21 x 29cm

Surviving Traces I by Jacky Cheng

Surviving Traces I  2017

Hahnemuhle 140gsm paper, sumi ink

21 x 29cm

It's Everything and Nothing by Jacky Cheng

It's Everything and Nothing  2017

Hahnemuhle 140gsm paper, sumi ink

21 x 29cm

Surviving Traces II by Jacky Cheng

Surviving Traces II  2017

Hahnemuhle 140gsm paper, sumi ink

21 x 29cm

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