Kwan Sheung Chi
1980 born in Hong Kong
Currently works and lives in Hong Kong
Kwan Sheung Chi’s oeuvre is guided by concepts and aimed squarely at reflection and criticism. Not content with just one or two forms, he strives towards simplicity and creations that target the space and discourse of the exhibition. Concealed in the background, however, is a set of carefully considered ideas. Through various references (such as art, film, literature, and pop culture), he reflects on and explores the realities of society and of life through the eyes of ordinary citizens — not just wallowing in simple criticism or praise, and not without humor or a sense of poetry either. The principal themes of his oeuvre include: artists’ identity in contemporary society (especially that of Hong Kong), against-the-grain criticism of the system, the possibility of alternative value systems, personal utopias, among others.