Cheung’s works impress people with their bold colors, mainly red and black, and the employment of mysterious images from ancient China. According to Cheung, black color is the origin of all colors which is very mysterious and maleness. And later, he started using red because it stands for resplendency and auspiciousness. With the fondness of Chinese ancient art, Cheung endeavors to reinterpret them in the modern context, through the use of Western modern design and composition in his works.


  • Title: Fortune 12
  • Creator: Cheung Yee
  • Date: 1988
  • Sculptor and Print artist: A graduate in Chinese painting and seal carving, Cheung Yee started making sculptures while living in Hong Kong in the 1950s. He held his first solo exhibition at the City Hall Museum and Art Gallery (now the Hong Kong Museum of Art) in 1964. He was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 1979. He taught in the Department of Fine Arts at The Chinese University of Hong Kong before he moved to Los Angeles in 1998.
  • Physical Dimensions: w576 x h903 mm
  • Type: Print

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