Asia's Artists To Watch
Cheung Tsz Hin
Hong Kong artist Cheung Tsz Hin was born in 1987, studied at the Chinese University and later gained a master degree in Fine Art in Taipei. He grew up in a remote and restricted area of the New Territories, close to the boundary with Chines. Describing a solitary upbringing as friends couldn't visit, he became used to spending time alone.
His paintings often depict the blossoming and decaying of plants, which he began to observe while growing up surrounded by nature - "The withering and growing of plants remind me of the passage of time and the significance of being," he says. When he later moved to more urban areas for university, Cheung was equally fascinated as he began to "observe the lights and shadows in the city", which are also reflected in his compositions.