*The exhibition is extended to 1 July (Thu).
Memory is a mixture of reality and illusion, and it is difficult to determine the authenticity of the details. From time to time, our memory will reinterpret the experienced fact unconsciously, and scenes that seem to be familiar appear repeatedly.
The artworks represent doubtful memory, which is like the cracks, blemishes and stains in our surroundings, the high humidity of Hong Kong, and the sticky paint. The intention is to confuse viewers’ sensory memory by imitating the texture of doubtful memory.
Doubtful Memory presents a series of paintings by Chung Ka-chun that use mixed painting materials to represent his confused daily cognition – the juxtaposition of the seemingly familiar and the seemingly unfamiliar.
Chung Ka-chun graduated from the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University. While studying for his Bachelor’s degree he went to Bologna, Italy, as an exchange student, and was intrigued by a course there about the restoration of paintings, focusing on the texture and ingredients of paint. After graduating, he lived in Berlin for a while and was hooked by the marks on walls and discarded objects on the streets, which he integrated into his painting-object compositions. He still uses this technique. While in Berlin, he had his first-ever solo exhibition in a local art space, Ori-Berlin.
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