Topographies is a series of abstract compositions inspired by algorithms found in nature. 

The work is composed of drawn graphite textures, reflective facets and procedural gestures. It is an expression of tactile strokes interlaced with software, resembling a crystalline terrain. The image depicts a desaturated labyrinthe of tensile woven gestures reflected on glossy interlaced form. Flecks of amber, concentrated at the centre, extend outward, dispersing throughout the composition. In Hearth, the drawn line and the procedural mark find a steely and understated equilibrium.


Four imagined topographies created using improvisational marks as a visual tapestry.

Limited edition prints

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Fault Lines

(Topographies, Étude Op. 6, No. 1)

The work uses painterly detail and distorted pixels to create elevations. By inverting conventions of landscape painting, Fault Lines speculates on the emergence of new terrains.

MATERIALS

Ink on Paper

 

DIMENSIONS

26" x 15 1/2" Edition of 30

44" x 25 1/2" Edition of 10


Horizons

(Topographies, Étude Op. 6, No. 4)

The work is composed of swathes of paint and procedural gestures, resembling a suspended, dimensional landscape. Layers of amorphous form are nestled and splayed about in the composition, dissected with illuminated strands and extending on a perceived horizontal axis.

MATERIALS

Ink on Paper

 

DIMENSIONS

26" x 15 1/2" Edition of 30

44" x 25 1/2" Edition of 10


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Estuary

(Topographies, Étude Op. 6, No. 2)

The textural grain of graphite depicted as wafts of dust emerging from sea level. The movement of the piece culminates in the centre; the locus of activity and sculptural fluidity.

MATERIALS

Ink on Paper

 

DIMENSIONS

26" x 15 1/2" Edition of 30

44" x 25 1/2" Edition of 10


Hearth

(Topographies, Étude Op. 6, No. 3)

The work is composed of drawn graphite textures, reflective facets and procedural gestures. Flecks of amber, concentrated at the centre, extend outward, dispersing throughout the composition. 

MATERIALS

Ink on Paper

 

DIMENSIONS

26" x 15 1/2" Edition of 30

44" x 25 1/2" Edition of 10


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works by sougwen

Omnia per Omnia (2018)a painting performance with a robotic swarm connected to the flow of a city

Drawing Operations (2017)a human & machine drawing collaboration involving memory.

Drawing Operations (2015)a human & robot drawing collaboration involving mimicry

Chiaroscuro (2013)a spatial interplay of light and shadow as an immersive installation

Preparatory Gestures (2017)a series of sculpture studies in VR

Mycelia (2018)a series of sculptures inspired by bio-inspired cognition

Ecdysis (2013)a study in performative architecture

High Tide (Étude Op. 2, No. 4)a painting exploring the dynamics of change

The Limitless, The Absolute (2017)a painting inspired by the 八卦 Trigrams of the IChing

Cardia (2012)a short film depicting a transgression from interior to exterior

Apolysis (2014)a short film in collaboration with Clint Mansell

Untitled (Étude Op. 1, No. 1-4)a series of drawings exploring synesthesia

Chiaro Oscuro Prototypesa series of form studies with paper

Topographies (2015)a series of paintings inspired by nature and flow states

Dénouement (Recurrent fevers of unknown origin)

愫君

愫君

愫君

— Sougwen 愫君 Chung is a

Chinese-born, Canadian-raised 

artist & (re)searcher 

based in New York.

— Sougwen 愫君 Chung is a Chinese-born, Canadian-raised artist & (re)searcher based in New York.

— Sougwen 愫君 Chung is a Chinese-born, Canadian-raised artist & (re)searcher based in New York.

— Sougwen 愫君 Chung is a Chinese-born, Canadian-raised artist & (re)searcher based in New York.

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