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Jacky Cheng, Oculus. Archival paper 110gsm, watercolour, 82 x 82cm. Courtesy: the artist
Works of paper are having a major comeback moment. I love the subtlety it can add to a room. The softness of Jacky’s work would suit a master bedroom above the bed, to invite a sense of calm. A beautiful camel coloured wall with black detailing to accent the geometry within the work. Or perhaps on a textured raffia grass wallpaper – layering of art over wallpaper is a great device for adding texture and softness to any space.
This piece speaks of patience and persistence, each fold, each cut like a ritual of respect towards each piece of paper. The monochromatic nature of the paper, not only paying homage to the beautiful nature of the piece, but allowing space for an appreciation of the shadows and silhouettes created by the manipulation of paper. I am in awe of Jacky’s practice, the art of using paper as a medium and changing it from a two-dimensional piece of paper into a sculptural three-dimensional form is not an easy path. Such a sculptural artwork is deserving of a special place and as such, deserves centre stage over a fireplace, or perhaps on a dining wall to encourage lively dinner discussion.