The Embassy is pleased to present recent paintings
by Gordon Cheung (London) and Tam
Gordon Cheung’s paintings capture
hallucinations of a globalised metropolis in oil, spray paint,
Financial Times stock listings and Chinese ink. His gigantic
canvases open onto sublime vistas in which an infinity of
data render the precipices and cataracts of the Romantic quarry.
This is not wilderness, however; and the air still reverberates
with a neon after-glow of advertisers hoardings.
If Cheung depicts the detritus of a city’s ex-tenants;
the graffiti & the fly-posters, then Tam A
could have put them there in the first place. Recognised by
Edinburgh citizens for his screen printed designs for Edinburgh
club Goulag Beat, Tam A’s paintings have an obtuse logic,
a bludgeon of colour that illuminates spirograph voids. For
The Sleep of Reason Tam A will show L’Oréac,
an installation in the side room.
Gordon Cheung graduated from Central Saint Martins, 1998
and the Royal College of Art, 2001. Recent and forthcoming
exhibitions include The British Art Show 6, and Fresh! Contemporary
Takes on Nature and Allegory, the International Center for
Contemporary Art, Washington USA.
Tam A (Thomas Aitchison) graduated from Slade School of Fine
Art in 2002. Recent Exhibitions include Man Optron at the
Collective’s Project Room (Edinburgh), in EXTENSION
Glasgow Art Fair with Generator Projects and at the inaugural
exhibition of One Ton Prop (Glasgow) There’s a New Kind
of Beauty Afoot.
Essay by Tommy Grace, co-director
of The Embassy can be found on: www.embassygallery.co.uk
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