It is a Chevrolet engine, manufactured in 1958. It was developed in the USA following the Second World War, for passenger car and truck use. Cheng uses clean, precise marks and areas of vivid, saturated color to create an intriguing, graceful painting. Fluid organic and mechanical forms seem to glow and fluctuate against a stark, white ground.
Other works by Ching Ching Cheng
About Ching Ching Cheng
I have been interested in science and engineering since I was little. Every summer break from junior high school I would visit and help out at my father’s factory in Taiwan. Hanging out at my Dad’s factory is one of my fondest childhood Memories. I couldn’t stop staring at those giant mechanical devices, and trying to figure out how they worked. Every part of each machine connected to another massive machine, moving and working smoothly together, just like a human body. While studying the human form I came see it as an incredible machine. Similar to the wonder that my father’s machines made me feel as a child, the human form fascinated me. Specific parts of the human form, like the organs, brain, and the way our bodies perceive the world around us are the focus of my work.
After moving to Los Angeles ten years ago, I realized that America has a huge culture formed around the automobile, especially in Los Angeles. In Los Angeles you can find any race of people, and the same goes for cars, there are all types of makes and models of cars from all over the world. You can fix and modify a car or a motorcycle as much as you want. Most of the people living in Los Angeles can’t live without a car. Cars became part of our life; part of our identity. Your car is not only your mode of transportation, but also your status. It is a representation of you.
Ching Ching was born in Taiwan and immigrated to the United States ten years ago. She received her B.F.A. from Art Center College of Design. She exhibited at "LACMA":http://www.lacma.org/ Rental and Sales Gallery, "Craig Krull":http://www.craigkrullgallery.com/, "Marine Art Salon":http://www.marineartsalon.com/, and was in an artist-in-residency program at "943 studio":http://www.943studio.cn/artistresidency in Kunming, China in 2011.