Lucy Cheung’s work is concerned with intuition, imagination and romanticism. It is based on drawing not from observation but an interpretation of the way things appear in the dimension of thoughts and dreams. Being completely consumed by the activity of making and creating is to be free to exist in the illusory. These are her very own created worlds, giving life to the imaginary in material form.
The visionaries of outsider art inspire her; people who have devoted their lives to creating out of an irrepressible impulse and the archaic world of ancient traditions, shamanism, magic and ritual. The loss of childhood and the desire to continue the creative abandon that is encouraged and is natural to a child is a motivating force in her work.
Paper for drawing on and building with is her primary medium and obsession. She makes things that are built up of many smaller components into layers of textures in bright colours. Drawing is the most immediate way of expressing and exploring the subconscious; this is where the characters in her work are revealed and where her sculptures originate.
2008 BA (Hons) Contemporary Creative Practice
Leeds Metropolitan University
2007 Participant at the European Exchange Academy
2005 Diploma in Art and Design
2012 ‘Art in the windmill’ Group Show
F.E.A.T. at Rottingdean Windmill
2010 ‘As is painting, so is poetry’ Group show
Norman Rea Gallery, York
theartmarket & Kunstfreund Gallery, Leeds
Leeds School of Contemporary Art & Graphic Design,
Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds
2007 ‘Scene Change – Szenenwechsel’
European Exchange Academy, Beelitz-Heilstätten, Germany