530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street
Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
Jacky Cheng
Unbound Perspectives
Agora Gallery
New York,NY

  • Fireworks   Fireworks
    Paper
    13" x 13"
    Jacky Cheng

  • Tuán Jié - Unity   Tuán Jié - Unity
    Paper
    13" x 13"
    Jacky Cheng

  • Red Lantern   Red Lantern
    Paper
    13" x 13"
    Sold
    Jacky Cheng

  • Prosperity Charm   Prosperity Charm
    Paper
    25" x 23.6"
    Jacky Cheng

  • Fluidity   Fluidity
    Paper & Paint
    13" x 13"
    Sold
    Jacky Cheng


Jacky Cheng

JACKY CHENG

Unbound Perspectives
August 26 - September 15, 2016
Reception: Thursday September 1, 2016 6-8 PM

Jacky Cheng makes art that is multicultural in every aspect of its being. While growing up in Malaysia, Cheng was introduced to the art of cutting and folding joss paper by her grandmother. “I owe the significant part of my practice to that process,” she says. “The practice and pride in knowing every single cut is of purpose and intent.” But that tradition takes on a new form in her works: a series of pieces that also show the influence of and her connection with the Aboriginal culture of northwestern Australia, where Cheng has lived, worked, and taught since 2006.

Trained as an architect, Cheng brings her cultural influences together in works that marry a strong feeling for structure and form with a dynamic sense of energy. In her pieces, the delicacy of cut paper exists alongside bold splashes of color and an adventurous, boundary-pushing spirit. The symmetrical regularity of the mandala can be seen, but that balance and harmony is juxtaposed with a variety of textures, a sensitivity to light and shadow, and an open-ended spontaneity that make each image feel fresh and contemporary. 




Less Is More

Explore Jacky Cheng’s world of shapes and paper-cuts as she talks about her creative process and her works.

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