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mai 7 – juillet 30 2021

Pak Sheung Chuen

The work of Pak Sheung Chuen (b. 1977, Hong Kong) is based on the artist’s belief that through his artworks he can bring to the fore the interwoven nature of reality and the imaginary.

The works of Pak Sheung Chuen are transient in, or barely passing through the institutions of the art world: they are conceived, developed and carried out at its edges. Their raw materials - everyday affairs and situations, no matter how unremarkable- redefine nonetheless the role of the audience.

Pak Sheung Chuen, 1 1⁄4 Orange on the Plate or 1 1⁄2 Moon on the Lake, 2020

Painting, acrylic paint on wooden board
22 cm (H) x 29,5 cm (W) x 1 cm
Unique
Signed and dated at the back

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Pak Sheung Chuen, Paint a Full Moon in a Square #2, 2020

Installation view, Horizontal Line / Vertical Line / Square / Circle: 12 Instruction Pieces from Pak Sheung Chuen, gb agency, Paris, 2021

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Pak Sheung Chuen, A Moon and a Square Shadow, 2020

Painting, acrylic paint on wooden board
19 cm (H) x 24,5 cm (W) x 1 cm
Unique
Signed and dated at the back

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Everything is in motion: ideas are translated into text which becomes the basis of a dialogue, which then takes form in space.
The works are of the here and now.

Pak Sheung Chuen, About the Same Level of Time #2, 2020

Conceptual idea with five clocks of a diameter closer to 30 cm, round, and all same size
Unique

Instruction:
Select and buy ve round clocks (diameter at least of 30 cm, all same size). Place them side by side on the wall on the same level, but each of clock tilted six degrees to the right.
When the time hits 2:44, the hour hand and minute hand of the clocks align to become a horizontal line.

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Pak Sheung Chuen, Draw Five Horizontal Lines, Look as Five Vertical Lines #1, 2020

Installation view, Horizontal Line / Vertical Line / Square / Circle: 12 Instruction Pieces from Pak Sheung Chuen, gb agency, Paris, 2021

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Pak Sheung Chuen, A Layer of the Sand form Hong Kong, 2020

Conceptual painting with the sand of Hong Kong: 116 cm (H) x 160 cm (W)
Unique

Instruction:
Bring a bag of sand (721g) from the beach of Hong Kong, spread it on the oor of an exhibition place, in the shape of a rectangle of 116 cm (H) x 160 cm (W),
which is in proportion of the of cial map of Hong Kong. Allow visitors to walk through the sand, breaking the shape and spreading some sand into the city.
Collect the remaining sand after the show, and make it again next time.

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Pak Sheung Chuen, Collecting Horizons From a Community, 2021

Conceptual idea of collecting the books with a horizon on the cover
Variable dimensions
Unique

Instruction:
Starting with the book “The Sea” by John Banville published on 2005, collect the books with an horizon on the cover from the neighbours.
Place them side-by-side on the wall to extend the horizon. Make a small library of sea horizon in the community.

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Pak manufactures the very space of his work, and instigates an encounter that triggers reflection. Though it doesn’t leave a trace, the work is in situ, thus creating its own context.

Pak Sheung Chuen, Burning with an Empty Square, 2021

Painting, acrylic paint on wooden board
19 cm (H) x 24,5 cm (W) x 1 cm
Unique
Signed and dated at the back

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Originally scheduled for 2020, Pak Sheung Chuen’s third exhibition at gb agency had to be posponed as a result of the many difficulties posed by the current pandemic crisis. More stimulated than discouraged, the artist took these very hardships and used them as the raw material for this exhibition. Horizontal line / Vertical line / Square / Circle: 12 Instruction Pieces presented twelve instruction works conceived by Sheung Chuen and realized by the gallery, and a set of six new paintings created in 2020.

In 2014 and 2016, deep social and political discontent erupted into the two largest grassroots protests in the history of Hong Kong: The Umbrella Movement and the Mong Kok Civic Unrest. It is in the aftermath of these failed public protests, and in response to the mood of despair and apathy that ensued, that Hong Kong artist Pak Sheung Chuen developed the following works, presented at gb agency, Paris on 2018-2019.

Pak Sheung Chuen, SEAL (No.DCCC901-16#30): Bride-of-Christ, 2017

DCCC901-16#30/170712(10:58-1:59)/DC(WK3)/J:KWK/P:HKSAR/D:MJT-XXX-CCH- HKS-FTH- CWC-TKC-LCH-LWW-YCF-XXX/Riot-MK//SEAL
Mural painting with emulsion paint
Optimal Size: 3,20 x 4,10 m
Unique

Artwork composed of mural and:
Manuscript (No.DCCC901-16#30-1-2) 14,1 x 17,7 cm, framed 16,2 x 30,2 x 3 cm

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Pak Sheung Chuen, The Missing Girl #2 & #3, 2018

DCCC901-16#8/170612(11:28-3:07)/DC(WK3)/ J:KWK/P:HKSAR/D:MJT-XXX-CCH- HKS-FTH-CWC-TKC-LCH- LWW-YCF-XXX/Riot-MK
Diptych, photo with Paint, on wood 19,8 x 15,8 x 1 cm each

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Pak Sheung Chuen, Scared-Object (No.DCCC901-16#8):Three-Beasts, 2018

DCCC901-16#8/170612(11:28-3:07)/DC(WK3)/J:KWK/P:HKSAR/D:MJT-XXX-CCH- HKS-FTH- CWC-TKC-LCH-LWW-YCF-XXX/Riot-MK//SO#A
Painting on photo, on wood / 26,7 x 24 x 1 cm

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Pak Sheung Chuen, Nightmare-Wallpaper (No.DCCC860-16#12): Bloody Moth, 2017

Wallpaper (free to print and use, first 15 square meters are provided)
Digital file, manuscript (No.DCCC860-16#12-1-2)
14,1 x 18,1 cm, framed 16,2 x 30,2 x 3 cm
Unique

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The works of Pak Sheung Chuen are included in the collections of Tate Modern, London; M+, Hong Kong; Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong; Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo; Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei; Macao Museum of Modern Art, Macao; NewYork Public Library, NewYork and Kadist Foundation, Paris among others.