The work of Cheng Yuen Ho (Tony) generally expresses the primal fear and helplessness of being situated as an individual in this world and visualizes the absurdity of life with storytelling. Cheng is particularly interested in the study of subconsciousness and dark humor, which stands out from his previous art practices, mainly being illustration, screen printing and oil painting.
Its Normal to be Imperfect
The sofa is used as a metaphor of something spiritually necessary for our survival, like fellowship and kinship. To remove them and capture the hollowness of the living rooms without a sofa, suggesting that no one’s life is absolutely perfect and we can hardly escape from the sense of insecurity and fear.
The Mother of a Decisive Moment
Digital prints on paper, comics book
This book shows how a single moment in our lives happens by telling a seemingly nonsensical story with sophisticated but explicable reasons that lead to the end ‐ a decisive moment. The whole thing actually make sense but sounds untrustworthy. Maybe we all have to be aware and admit how weird and creepy this world is. Ridiculous things happen everyday.