Jon Leung (b. 1983) is a visual artist born in Antwerp/Belgium and mainly based in Hong Kong. Versatile in his use of media, he comments on and intervenes in the existing (socio-political) surrounding space.
Exploring notions as conditioning and self-reflection, he’s interested in the discourse and conception of art, rather than merely the ‘production’ of it. By posing questions and setting up ambiguous frameworks wherein his art-practice takes place, he undermines and eliminates preconceived and thus biased interpretations.
SAMPLE I – III
A geometrical, pure form, a cube, was built as a container containing the sampling of previous works produced during the period of 3 months at residency Recycl-art.
This object/installation refers to the conservation-storing-archiving of art-works, that are highly valued and reserved for future use. Stacking different artworks, pre-serving them together. Balanced on one side, quasi in motion/in progress, the cube tends to fall, but is form-fixed. Every side of the cube presents a different narrative. Wood as a structural element, artworks as content, street-furniture and found objects, all are multi-laterally equal in this one work. An all-concealing spatial Dada construction, as an ode to the Constructivists (see title). When moving the position of the cube, the outlook of the work will change as a result of the re-use of different media (lightbox, textures, materials, moving LED-letters, etc.)
This spatial Dada-object (ca. 2 x 2 x 2m) was created in 2010 in collaboration with Walt van Beek and Roeland Huys.
- Recycled wood, screws
- Moving LED (Hail the Constructivists, too much curators, too less art, Because there’s never gonna be enough space…)
- World Without Strangers-lightbox by Roeland Huys
- GLÄSO, pieces of previous sculpture/project by Walt van Beek
- Special Offer-tape bought in Guangzhou, used and presented as sculpture/art by Walt van Beek
- Triptych of curtains, schoon motiefke by Jon Leung
- found objects: street-pole/- fence (thanks to the city of Brussels)
Presented at Sorry I was busy doing art at Recyl-art artcenter / Bruxelles, Belgium.
For the third chapter of the work-in-progress at Recycl-art, as many artists as possible were invited to fill up the sample box, this time sealed and positioned on one of it’s points, with the result, a space-craft-like capsule, full of art, sampling a momentum of Contemporary Art.
Participating artists: Jon Leung, Walt van Beek, Roeland Huys, Korneel Deville, Tomas Boiy, Francis Denys, Tamara van San, Carine Altermatt, Koen Moerenhout, F.L.U.T, Celine Prestavoine, Gwendolyn Lootens, Bjarke Pz Olsen, Geronimusch Thierens, Wouter de Reave, Jan Verbruggen and others.