Lets play a quick game of word association: zombies, the archangel Gabriel, monkeys, and the London Financial Times stock listings. Go!
If youre totally flummoxed, youre clearly not familiar with Chinese-British artist Gordon Cheung. This creative cat doesnt just mix media imagine art that combines traditional Japanese ink brushwork with collage, photographic transfers, and acrylic and spray paint he combines entire art movements, juxtaposing renaissance-style portraits of Adam and Eve alongside post-apocalyptic urban landscapes, all atop the distinctive pink canvas of Londons Financial Times.
Cheungs multi-media art captures the hallucinations between the virtual and actual realities of a globalized world oscillating between Utopia and Dystopia, his Web site reads. Spray paint, oil, acrylic, pastels, stock listings, and ink collide in his works to form epic techno-sublime vistas.
Intrigued yet? We know we are. Which is why we plan to check out Altered States: Paintings by Gordon Cheung from the Stephane Janssen Collection Cheungs inaugural solo show in the U.S at the ASU Art Museum.