Red is not often associated with the notion of tranquility, yet the paintings of Szelit Cheung bind the two elements together in cohesion without inducing any feeling of oddity. During his residency at Rossi & Rossi Hong Kong during Summer 2021, Cheung reimagined the immediate environment and incorporated a portion of the structures into his works, outlining the space on his canvas with strokes of light and shadow. Titled Space, the name shared with Cheung’s solo exhibition, this red A5 paperback catalogue takes his minimalistic approach in presenting the essence of void - the works of paintings and installations are presented each on their own, uninterrupted, with a focus on colour and layer. The book also includes an essay by architectural writer and researcher Alex Wong which draws relevance between architectural principles and Cheung’s composition of spaces.
Artist Szelit Cheung
with an essay from Alex Wong
2021, Paperback, 14.8 x 21 cm, 51 pages