Gordon Cheung: The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

7 Aug 2009 – 1 Nov 2009

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The New Art Gallery Walsall

Walsall, United Kingdom


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Gordon Cheung creates hallucinogenic visions inspired by a wide range of sources including science fiction, the literature of authors like J G Ballard and Philip K Dick, 18th century romantic painting, cartoons and current affairs. Uniquely, he prepares his canvases using a collage of stock listings from the Financial Times which he regards as a metaphor for the data-saturated and wealth-obsessed era in which we live. These compelling works reflect on such contemporary issues as the war on terror, religion, economics, globalisation, the digital age and technology. For this exhibition, the artist will create a brand new body of works including contemporary interpretations of The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and Goya's Disasters of War.

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