Zheng Chongbin, Immeasurable Things, 2024 / Installation view
Zheng Chongbin: Immeasurable Things
Mar 21 – Jun 1, 2024
Galerie du Monde
Hong Kong

Zheng Chongbin’s (b.1961 in Shanghai; lives in San Francisco) visual philosophy form ties between phenomenology and New Materialism. Zheng’s hybrid practice of painting, video and light space installation investigate the spectrum of perception through the experience of self and being. Presented at gdm Hong Kong is an installation showcasing an intertwined and destabilized space, where the boundaries between human, technology and environment blur. Time is stretched, erasing the distinctions between past, present and future. They coexist as one.

Immeasurable Things – Life flows within and without you (2024), a three-channel video projection, is a reflective dwelling that our experience of being is tied to our perceptions of self, relative to the world around us. Paintings are the aesthetic foundation for Zheng’s multi-media works, they demonstrate the artist’s visual vocabulary through contrasting geometric forms with natural elements. By exploring the form of materialities, Zheng layers and collages inked and painted xuan paper together to create compositions that evoke a sense of movement. The ink mimics the flow of the mind, the flow of energy in all beings, the flow of the cosmos.

In 2025, Zheng Chongbin will be presenting a solo exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in the United States, and a permanent installation at the Museum of East Asian Art (Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst Köln) in Cologne, Germany. It is the first-ever public art project funded by the government of Cologne.

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