THE LINGERING PRESENCE OF HOME

‘LINGER: A SOLO EXHIBITION BY CHEONG TUCK WAI’

Image transfer, burn effect, acrylic on non-woven fabric, latex & rabbit glue, gloss gel finishing / 155cm x 236cm / 2015

Image transfer, burn effect, acrylic on non-woven fabric, latex & rabbit glue, gloss gel finishing / 155cm x 236cm / 2015

Image transfer, burnt effect, acrylic on non-woven fabric, latex & rabbit glue, gloss gel finishing / 158cm x 218.5cm / 2015

Image transfer, burnt effect, acrylic on non-woven fabric, latex & rabbit glue, gloss gel finishing / 158cm x 218.5cm / 2015

Image transfer, burn effect, acrylic on non-woven fabric, latex & rabbit glue, gloss gel finishing / 114cm x 130cm (each) 2016

Image transfer, burn effect, acrylic on non-woven fabric, latex & rabbit glue, gloss gel finishing / 114cm x 130cm (each)
2016

Image transfer, burn effect, acrylic on non-woven fabric, latex & rabbit glue, gloss gel finishing / 114cm x 130cm (each) 2016

Image transfer, burn effect, acrylic on non-woven fabric, latex & rabbit glue, gloss gel finishing / 114cm x 130cm (each)
2016

Image transfer, burn effect, acrylic on non-woven fabric, latex & rabbit glue, gloss gel finishing / 114cm x 130cm (each) 2016

Image transfer, burn effect, acrylic on non-woven fabric, latex & rabbit glue, gloss gel finishing / 114cm x 130cm (each)
2016

Image transfer, burn effect, acrylic on non-woven fabric, latex & rabbit glue, gloss gel finishing / 150cm x 200cm 2015

Image transfer, burn effect, acrylic on non-woven fabric, latex & rabbit glue, gloss gel finishing / 150cm x 200cm
2015

Image transfer, Burnt effect, Acrylic and Oil on non-woven fabric, Latex & Rabbit glue, Gloss Gel finishing / 140.5cm x 239.5cm / 2015

Image transfer, Burnt effect, Acrylic and Oil on non-woven fabric, Latex & Rabbit glue, Gloss Gel finishing / 140.5cm x 239.5cm /
2015

Image transfer, burnt effect, acrylic on non-woven fabric, latex & rabbit glue, gloss gel finishing/ 155cm x 180cm / 2015

Image transfer, burnt effect, acrylic on non-woven fabric, latex & rabbit glue, gloss gel finishing/ 155cm x 180cm / 2015

Image transfer, burnt effect, acrylic on non-woven fabric,latex & rabbit glue, gloss gel finishing / 130cm x 170cm / 2015

Image transfer, burnt effect, acrylic on non-woven fabric,latex & rabbit glue, gloss gel finishing / 130cm x 170cm / 2015

Mini sport bt sound box, recording of musical instrument, image transfer, burnt effect, acrylic on non-woven fabric, latex & rabbit glue, gloss gel finishing / 34.5Cm x 28cm (each piece) / 2016

Mini sport bt sound box, recording of musical instrument, image transfer, burnt effect, acrylic on non-woven fabric, latex & rabbit glue, gloss gel finishing / 34.5Cm x 28cm (each piece) / 2016

Image transfer, burn effect, acrylic on non-woven fabric, latex & rabbit glue, gloss gel finishing / 114cm x 130cm (each) 2016

Image transfer, burn effect, acrylic on non-woven fabric, latex & rabbit glue, gloss gel finishing / 114cm x 130cm (each)
2016

In ‘LINGER: A SOLO EXHIBITION BY CHEONG TUCK WAI’ one catches a whiff of sentimentality that pervades but doesn’t overwhelm with hopelessness or longing. Yes, these are not exactly sweet, happy pictures, yet it is incorrect to say that they are sad ones either. One detects loss, loneliness perhaps or a tinge of regret. But also appreciation and fond remembrance. The objects and scenes presented in Tuck Wai’s trademark style and approach, assumes a quiet and numinous quality, with the stories and lives of the people close to him told and felt visually in their absence. The bedroom, the dinning table, the living room and other domestic objects are framed in cinematic-like monochromatic stills. They offer an intimate glimpse of the everyday in the artist’s private life. These latest series of 9 mixed media paintings of various dimensions on display together with the artist’s commentary and thoughts invites us to ruminate on our own lives as well. The people and places in the present and past, the moments and situations, the objects and scenes that links them to us reveals the dichotomy between the idealized and the lived with the sense of alienation that results from the encounter of one with the other. Instead of nostalgic longings, this exhibition however is a loving tribute to the peoples close to us and deep appreciation for the strength that we derive from them that keeps us grounded and humble.

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