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2022 Exhibition

Szelit Cheung 張施烈 - Kokuu 虛空


Highlight of the Month - Szelit Cheung

2022.03.09 - 2022.04.03

'Void is full, full is void.'

Void is a concept, a kind of metaphysics, and it can also be a kind of aesthetics.

There are small changes between the voids, not only the invisible state. The artwork presents the void in the space through simple structure, lines, light and shadow.

Let’s join us on a journey of discovery in the void and solid.

Artist Statement

In recent years, my art creations have focused on different kinds of spaces, such as blank positions or neglected corners. Whenever I look at these spaces, it unexpectedly brings me into a state of contemplation. Why does space create such a wonderful imagination? What exactly is emptiness? How to present emptiness? How to feel emptiness?


Kenya Hara mentioned in the book 'Shiro' that 'emptiness is part of the communication process, because our brains fill in what is missing. In other words, communication and ideas are born out of emptiness'. In Buddhism, it is believed that everything comes from emptiness (Śūnyatā). Emptiness is not a concept, but an understanding from experience. Both show that emptiness does not mean nothing, the former is the source of the imagination, and the latter is the understanding gained after experience. For me, emptiness is a transitional state between the time of viewing emptiness and the creation of imagination and feeling.

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