Taipa Village Cultural Association is delighted to present another engaging exhibition of the year, entitled “CATCH IT OUTSIDE 2.0”, showcasing a unique collection of printmaking works created by Macau young artist Ernest Wong Weng Cheong, who is a protégé of Macau printmaking master and instructor James Wong Cheng Pou.
About Wong Weng Cheong
Wong Weng Cheong is an emerging artist in the Macau art scene in recent years. His artistic talent has been appreciated since he studied in high school. He was the youngest selected artist to exhibit his work in the first Macau Printmaking Triennial in 2013. Afterwards, he received a scholarship from the Cultural Affairs Bureau to study Fine Art at the prestigious Goldsmiths University in London, where he integrated the printmaking techniques he learned from printmaking master James Wong Cheng Pou. By integrating his two-dimensional works with three-dimensional creations, he generated a unique visual composition and sculptural texture. In 2018, he held his first solo exhibition “Catch it Outside” in Kyoto, Japan, where he was praised by the Kyoto art industry. Some of his works were also collected by cultural enterprises. His recent exhibitions include “Above the Descending” held in Post-Ox Warehouse Experiment Site in 2020, followed by “Somewhere Still Wild” which was taken place in Casa Garden Macau in 2021.
I try to divide the picture with cold, abstract lines in my works for this exhibition. The lines penetrate the clouds with ambiguous shape in the background and forms a faintly discernible status.
Clouds, in fact, are just big puffs of water vapours. I make use of the uncontrollable shape of clouds to create an interaction between the abstract objects and the clouds. This brings out the quiet vibe between the composition and the characters in the picture. It may disappear from the picture inadvertently, and perhaps the clouds could not choose to remain there. Besides, I never thought of touching any abstract objects through the emptiness of the picture. I just want to share with the audience. The mark that is left behind during the evanescent moment of disappearance which occurs during the encounter of clouds and space.
Wong Weng Cheong