The work of Kwang-ho CHEONG, which made copper wire and iron, are various figures (the leaves of the tree, flower in its pot ...), are both very concrete, material and abstract.
They are material because of the line created by the wire draws a figure, while abstract because they not build concrete forms. Despite the presence of rib of the leaves or the round face of the pot, these works designate the object as a concept. A work of Kwang-ho CHEONG is both three dimensional and flat. It is built in a volume, but it is reduced to a line. From this point of view, the artist's work can be considered a drawing in space conceptual drawing both direct and evocative. Works CHEONG to arouse in the spectator when he sees the first time, curiosity mixed with a sense of strangeness as it is difficult to classify.
The visitor attempts to reassure categorizing the work: it is a sculpture, or the painting or installation. We feel this work to the same ambiguous feeling that when you call a person who is not not know the name. Certainly, it is a painting, sculpture, installation, but it is neither a painting nor sculpture, nor installation. The work is both all and none of any this.
The artist who started his career as a sculptor, could call his work sculpture. But his work escapes
constant of this framework. The artist builds an anti-sculpture a work placed in out-sculpture. Mysterious attractiveness of the work of Kwang-ho CHEONG takes this topology built a new senior executive in relation to traditional definition of sculpture. The paradox of non-sculptural sculpture and delicate coexistence of the visible and make the invisible work of Kwang-ho CHEONG a real shock aesthetics. The intention of the artist is clearly through this round trip between volume and dimensional flat structure as volume.
The artist has chosen as grounds leaves, flower pot, but we see that the range of subjects is enlarged. Kwang-ho CHEONG us offer variations on the figures of fish, the spider, the bag of fruit, still life and on the letter and its deployment. The copper wire and iron is like a subtle thread constructed of real objects while remaining a concept that has delicate poetic resonances. More than drawing in space, Perhaps it would be better to speak here of poetry applied to the space.