About Jeff C.

Jeff Cheung

Everyday I am completely consumed by sadness due to my condition of having depression. Medication is of no help to me, brushes and strokes on my paintings are the only registers that I trust with building my memories – which made the world less as dull for me. Days and months then passed with new perspectives injecting for myself through the colour patches and scratches on the canvases. Since 2014 when I started to paint, I found myself being better understood by others, and hence I became more and more expressive in my works. I would like to share my stories and to be articulated on how I get this far.

每天抑鬱都蠶食着我。藥物於我無用,畫作是我唯一依靠,一筆一畫賴以為記憶的建立和記錄,令生活比較沒那樣平淡單調。色彩和畫布漸漸給我的日子引入新面貌和體會。2014年始當我初執揮動畫筆,我覺得自己表達到心中所感所想,同時被了解深入多一點。我希望自身故事能讓人知道我一路是如何走過來的。

I dropout from school when I was 15 years old, mingled with triad members and earned my living by selling pirated disks, working in hair salons and bakery, and as a part-time driver – basically I did whatever it took to survive. There was a turning point as I turned 17 when I was working as a bartender, I had my career established in the food and beverage industry, been very successful, gained a lot of knowledge and met a lot of friends who have been very influential and supportive to me… Yet, my life is still very empty.

十五歲輟學時我跟社團走在一起,為維生我曾販賣翻版碟,在髮型屋及麵包店都上過班,亦有做過兼職司機 --- 基本上甚麼能讓我存活的我都做過。十七歲時是一個轉捩點吧,當上調酒師,在飲食業有過一番作為,事業是有過成功的頂峰的。那時候我學到很多知識,遇到很多對我有相當影響的人,到現在仍十分支持我⋯⋯ 但,我的生活作是空洞的。