McLean
 
Virginia

Artist's statement

Full Artist's statement

My work derives from a process that is based on responses to materiality and observations from the natural and built environment. Hard-lined geometry and Improvisational gestures are applied over earlier layers, modifying and obscuring the underlying images. Recurring motifs--distilled from ambient visual stimuli--surface and recede, seeming to drift between concreteness and tenuousness.

The work accrues structure and meaning through the layering of time and full measures of attention.  Chance is an invaluable part of the process which disrupts habitual boundaries and push trajectories into unexpected territories.  Usually, a piece would sit for days before the next move can be intuited.  This process would continue until the work hovered between perfection and imperfection, chance and control, density and weightlessness.  More often than not, the most satisfying works are those that end up in entirely expected places. 

 

All work by Chee-Keong

Chee-Keong Kung
2015, 48 x 36 in, acrylic & ink on canvas
Chee-Keong Kung
2015, 48 x36 in, acrylic & ink on canvas
Chee-Keong Kung
2015, 48 x 36 in, acrylic & ink on canvas
Chee-Keong Kung
2015, 48 x 36 in, acrylic & ink on canvas
Chee-Keong Kung
2015, 36 x 48 in, acrylic & ink on canvas
Chee-Keong Kung
2015, 36 x 48 in, acrylic & ink on canvas
Chee-Keong Kung
2014, 36 x 48 in, acrylic & ink on canvas
Chee-Keong Kung
2013, 24 x 18 in, acrylic & ink on paper
Chee-Keong Kung
2013, 24 x 18 in, acrylic & ink on paper
Chee-Keong Kung
2013, 24 x 18 in, acrylic & ink on paper
Chee-Keong Kung
2013, 24 x 18 in, acrylic & ink on paper
Chee-Keong Kung
2013, 36 x 48 in, acrylic & ink on canvas
Sold
Chee-Keong Kung
2013, 48 x 36 in, acrylic & ink on canvas
Chee-Keong Kung
2013, 36 x 48 in, acrylic & ink on canvas
Chee-Keong Kung
2013, 36 x 48 in, acrylic & ink on canvas
Sold