Halley Cheng - Coron, Palawan, 2013 (detail)

Halley Cheng/ Halley Cheng

Hong Kong 1986

Painting, Drawing

www.chenghalley.com

Halley Cheng
Halley Cheng
Male
Hong Kong
1986

Halley Cheng is a young Hong Kong artist born in 1986, best known for his ball pen paintings and watercolors. Besides works on paper, he also creates mixed media paintings, installations and video art.

Cheng’s ball pen paintings

Left Halley Cheng - A Tree In Austin Road, 2015, Right Halley Cheng - The Lui`s solution of concocted herbal - borneol & birth`s skin, 2015
Left: Halley Cheng – A Tree In Austin Road, 2015 / Right: Halley Cheng – The Lui`s solution of concocted herbal – borneol & birth`s skin, 2015

The artist got his education from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, followed by a master’s degree in Visual Arts, Studio and Extended Media from the Hong Kong Baptist University in 2012.

A Tree In The Jorden Valley Park, Main Entrance, 2014

Halley Cheng - A Tree In The Jorden Valley Park, Main Entrance, 2014
Halley Cheng – A Tree In The Jorden Valley Park, Main Entrance, 2014

Interested in art since an early age, Cheng mastered ancient landscape painting technique even before he entered the University. Upon graduation, Cheng focused on a collection of imitations of ancient masterpieces. But instead of making an exact copy, the artist wanted to recreate the appearance of subject with new medium such as charcoal, biro, adhesive tiles and pencil. In such way, Cheng developed his own, unique style. Through this interaction of mediums, Cheng’s artistic expression become contemporary and relevant to his age.

Artwork featured at Back to the Future exhibition

Halley Cheng - How do you make an artwork by flag, 2015
Halley Cheng – How do you make an artwork by flag, 2015

His work has been awarded several times, including the Hong Kong Young Artist 2012 Grand Prize and Jakarta Art Award in 2010. Cheng was also the winner of Philippe Charriol Competition in 2006.

Halley Cheng’s works are in a collection of The Philippe Charriol Foundation, Bank of China, Cliftons Ltd, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, The Peninsula Shanghai Waitan Hotel and several private collectors. His art has been included in numerous international group shows and art fairs.

He is represented by The Cat Street Gallery.

Halley Cheng lives and works in Hong Kong.

Featured image: Halley Cheng – Coron, Palawan, 2013 (detail)
All images copyright © Halley Cheng

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2016Back to the FutureThe Cat Street Gallery, Hong KongGroup
2014As Above So Below – Exhibition of Contemporary Ink ArtThe Fringe Club, Hong KongGroup
2014START Art FairSaatchi Gallery, London, UKGroup
2014I Want to Be SeenGalerie Ora-Ora, Hong KongGroup
2013Art Basel HK 2013Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition CentreSolo
2013Art Taipei 2013Taipei World Trade CentreGroup
2013The Spirit of Ink – 12 Hong Kong ArtistsSotheby`s Hong Kong GalleryGroup
2013Pointing to the Moon – BUMVA Graduation ExhibitionCommunication and Visual Arts Building, Baptist UniversityGroup
2012Connect – Hong Kong Cancer Fund Charity Exhibition and Auction, Fine Art Asia 2012Hong Kong Conventional and Exhibition CentreGroup
2012AHAF Hotel Art Fair 2012Mandarin Oriental Hong KongGroup
2011Game TheoryGrotto Fine Arts, Hong KongSolo
2011Art Asia Miami 2011Art Asia Pavilion, Miami, FloridaGroup
2011No Between – Group Show of 3 Hong Kong ArtistsGalerie Ora OraGroup
2011Vision, Hong Kong Cancer Fund Charity AuctionHong Kong Conventional and Exhibition CentreGroup
2010CeruleanGalerie Ora Ora, Hong KongSolo
2010ARTHK10 – Hong Kong International Art Fair 10Hong Kong Conventional and Exhibition CentreGroup
2010HKIAAF2010 – Hong Kong International Art and Antique FairHong Kong Conventional and exhibition centreGroup
2010The Linear Dimension – Contemporary Hong Kong ArtGrotto Fine Art, Hong KongGroup
2010Jakarta Art Award 2010North Art Space, Jakarta, IndonesiaGroup
2009HKIAAF2009– Hong Kong International Art and Antique FairHong Kong Conventional and exhibition centreGroup
2009Urban Spirituality: Contemporary Hong Kong ArtRossi & Rossi LTD, LondonGroup
2009ArtAsia Basel SCOPE Basel Art ShowBasel, SwitzerlandGroup
2009ARTHK09 – Hong Kong International Art Fair 09Hong Kong Conventional and exhibition centreGroup
2009Hong Kong.Water.Ink.Colour – Exhibition of Chinese PaintingsHong Kong Central LibraryGroup
2009Fotanian – Fotan Artists Open Studios 09Block B, Wah Luen Industrial Centre, Wong Chuk Yeung Street, Fo TanGroup
2008GhostlinesGrotto Fine Art, Hong KongSolo
2008HKIAAF2008 – Hong Kong International Art and Antique FairHong Kong Conventional and exhibition centreGroup
2008ARTHK08 – Hong Kong International Art Fair 08Hong Kong Conventional and exhibition centreGroup
2008Half Step – Art of CUHK08 Graduation ShowArt Museum, The Chinese University of Hong KongGroup