Gordon Cheung is a London, UK-based artist who creates unique paintings that come to life as a combination of different media and themes. On the surface, they might look like ordinary landscapes or still life, but each of Cheung’s paintings also deals with complex subjects close to modern humans.
According to Cheung, his unique approach to art “blurs virtual and actual reality to reflect on the existential questions of what it means to be human in civilizations with histories written by victors.“ The paintings he makes will often have hidden clues or references to global capitalism, human struggles with their identities, and more.
“These narratives are refracted through the prisms of culture, mythology, religion, and politics into dreamlike spaces of urban surreal worlds that are rooted in his in-between identity,” says the artist on his website.
Cheung also has a unique creative process. He uses a combination of acrylic paints, inkjet printing methods, and other materials to create his works, which often can have collage-like features.
Gordon Cheung’s art can currently be found in art galleries and museums across the world, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C., and the British Museum in London. The artist also shares his works on social media. Check out more of them below.