Through his drawings this artist gives voice to his thought, becoming a reflective eye on today’s China, a vast country that in the past two decades has almost lost its cultural heritage in favor of a violent industrialization. Not defining himself as an agent of change but just a curious observer, Cheung, through the rediscovery of the traditional Chinese illustration, as well as the Japanese manga and Pop Art – along with other elements more related to his imaginary source – makes his work extremely ironic and symbolic. A research on the contemporary themes of sexuality, alienation and violence produced by the profound transformations derived from the turbocapitalist turn of his nation. “Chemical Happiness represents my doubt, my disquietude and my caution towards this society, where everyone smile, have fun and make-believe, while keeping silent and blinded. It seems that no one notices how much this happiness is false and harmful, or maybe people just pretend not to notice it”.