Painting of blocked shapes in various colours.

Yu-Cheng Chou Painting from the Geoff Molyneux Series, 2014. © Yu-Cheng Chou. Courtesy the artist. Museum Photography North West.

Yu-Cheng Chou , Painting from Geoff Molyneux Series

Year: 2014
Medium: Acrylic on canvas, framed
Dimensions: 194 x w130cm
Brief biography: b. 1976, Taipei. Lives and works in Taipei, Taiwan

In the Geoff Molyneux Series, Chou takes the work of Manchester based painter Geoff Molyneux (b.1951) as his ‘readymade’. Reinterpreting works from different periods in Molyneux’s career, Chou presents the history of a Western artist’s formal development from the perspective of his personal identity as an Asian artist. Extending certain tones and properties beyond the contours of Molyneux’s original oeuvre, Chou interprets and appropriates Molyneux’s work in a manner that divorces it from its initial time and place – presenting the image to a new audience and touching on issues such as copyright, power balance and the definition of an original artwork.

Chou specializes in the interplay between aesthetics and society. His practice place a conceptual emphasis on the procedure and operations behind his projects in their specific contexts, reflecting on the problems of reality and proffering alternatives to their corresponding benefits, organisations and histories.  He studied at l’Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-arts de Paris, and has exhibited widely internationally, including solo exhibitions in Hong Kong, Berlin and Paris, as well as exhibiting at the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Arts in 2013.