An Artistic Dialogue on Inner Cultural Borders: Paintings by Erik Chong at Urban Gallery
by Brenda Clews
December 8, 2014
Erik Chong, in his show at Urban Gallery, 'Shifting Borders: Seen and Unseen,' uses Chinese calligraphy techniques on rice paper to create minimalist modern urban paintings. Many are imbued
From Urban Gallery’s website:
SHIFTING BORDERS: SEEN AND UNSEEN: Abstract paintings with hidden images somewhat resembling architectural blueprints, which experiment with geometric and chromatic patterns. The artist’s intention is to force the viewers to question perspective as well as the creative process itself.
ARTIST STATEMENT: The ancient practice of Chinese calligraphy continues to inspire me to push the boundaries into new forms. I use a repetitive brushstroke technique that sometimes carries my paintings to the verge of
-Erik Chong, November 2014
Brenda Clews is a Toronto poet and artist and may be contacted through her website, brendaclews.com. Photo of Erik taken by Brenda.
The photographs of the paintings were taken by Kaspara Albertson, a Toronto photographer and special events and wedding consultant at Urban Source Creative Catering.