Becoming is a solo exhibition by the Chinese contemporary artist Shang Cheng-xiang, which showcases a comprehensive selection of his works in the past ten years. His works specialize in organizing painting elements in a wild fantasy world in a surreal style, creating a fairyland completely different from reality and imagination.
The title of the exhibition alludes to uncertainty and infinite possibility, which are important themes in his artistic practice. The artist aims to explore the relationship between personal growth and the influence of family factors and asks the audience questions about self and genes, consciousness and subconsciousness, chance and inevitability, nature, and self-consciousness in paintings. These complex questions create a vision of memory and imagination, constructing a fantasy that transcends reality and reflects his own worldview.
Shang Cheng-xiang - <<Becoming>>
Date: 15 Jun – 31 Aug 2023
Gallery: 3812 Gallery
Address: 26/F, Wyndham Place, 40-44 Wyndham Street, HK