Tugo Cheng 

 

Tugo Cheng is a Hong Kong based architect and fine art photographer. He won multiple international awards including the National Geographic Photo Contest, Sony World Photography Awards and International Photographer of the Year. Because of his architectural background he pays special attention to the order and rhythm of landscapes and the visual impacts of photography. With intent to raise awareness of conservation, he focuses on the unique yet volatile cultural and natural landscapes of China in the past decade as bundled in the book “Discovering China”.

His work has been exhibited in Hong Kong and Europe and was featured extensively by local and international press. To help children living in poverty in China, he donated selected pictures to charity auctions.

Apart from teaching architecture in university, he has conducted public lectures and workshops in photography and was invited as a judge for various photo contests. He received his education in Hong Kong, Beijing and Cambridge.

 

 

About Coastal Geometries

The award-winning series “Coastal Geometries” captures the abstract patterns of the aquaculture activities of Fujian province in the southeast coast of China. Bamboo rods are erected for multiple purposes such as growing shellfish, hanging fishing nets and drying seaweed. They form unique geometries and turn the seascape into an array of minimalist compositions of abstract lines and shapes. Tugo Cheng follows the fishermen's movement and expresses it in rhythmic landscapes reminding us of ink paintings. This series aims to arouse public's awareness for the conservation of traditional fishing culture in China. Some of these extraordinary scenes are disappearing due to the rapid infrastructural development and land reclamation in the region. Some images as seen in the 'Coastal Geometries series', can be found in the book “Discovering China” together with other gorgeous China landscapes.

Available as archival pigment prints:

Extra Large:                   150 x 100 cm                           Limited Edition of 9
Large:                             120 x 80 cm                            Limited Edition of 9  
Medium:                          90 x 60 cm                            Limited Edition of 9
Small:                              60 x 40 cm                             Limited Edition of 20

For inquiries, please contact us at

Sarah Greene | Gallery Director | sarah@bluelotus-gallery.com

Gillian Au | Gallery Manager  | gill@bluelotus-gallery.com

or find us on the 'Live Chat box' on the bottom right of this website for instant reply. 


CITY PATTERNS

About City Patterns

Aerial series City Patterns is a two-dimensional depiction of our city zooming in particular patterns, whether geometric or the way we live, or both. Architects design the built environment from scratch using plans and layouts. The lines and shapes on their blueprints, however, can hardly be seen by ordinary people in their daily lives. The series therefore reveals these long forgotten patterns and geometries of our city from a new perspective from above, with familiar places revisited from unfamiliar angles. The pictures from City Patterns are exhibited in Le French May and REVEAL 2 exhibitions at Artistree Hong Kong. 

Available as archival pigment prints:

Large:                             120 x 80 cm                            Limited Edition of 9  
Medium:                          90 x 60 cm                            Limited Edition of 9
Small:                              60 x 40 cm                             Limited Edition of 20

For inquiries, please contact us at

Sarah Greene | Gallery Director | sarah@bluelotus-gallery.com

Gillian Au | Gallery Manager  | gill@bluelotus-gallery.com

or find us on the 'Live Chat box' on the bottom right of this website for instant reply. 


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017 | REVEAL 2: City Unfolded, Oil Street Art Space, Hong Kong Institute of Architects, Hong Kong 

2017 | Upside Down, Le French May, Blue Lotus Gallery, Hong Kong 

2017 | Coastal Geometries, Eslite Bookstore, Hong Kong 

2017 | Coastal Geometries, Shangri-la Hotel, Hong Kong 

2016 | Discovering China, Harbour City Gallery, Hong Kong 

2016 | Artistree HK - REVEAL 2:  City Patterns, Hong Kong Institute of Architects, Hong Kong 

2016 | Affordable Art Fair HK, Blue Lotus Gallery, Hong Kong

2016 | Willy Brandt Haus Berlin, World Photography Organization, Berlin

2016 | Somerset House, World Photography Organization, London 


AWARDS

2017 | International Photographer of the Year | Grand Prize Winner

2017 | International Photographer of the Year | Overall Winner in Fine Art

2017 | International Photographer of the Year | Overall Winner in Architecture

2017 | International Photographer of the Year | 1st Place in Fine Art: Landscapes

2017 | International Photographer of the Year | 1st Place in Architecture: Buildings

2017 | International Photographer of the Year | 2nd Place in Nature: Seascapes

2016 | National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year | Shortlisted and featured

2016 | Sony World Photography Awards | Third Prize in National Award

2016 | Sony World Photography Awards | Shortlisted in Travel category 

2015 | National Geographic International Photo Contest | First Prize

2015 | National Geographic Photo Contest | Honourable Mention

2015 | Outdoor Photographer of the Year | Shortlisted and featured

2014 |  Changbai Mountain International Photo Contest | Merit Award

 


PRESS RECEIVED:

2017-2 | South China Morning Post 'In pictures: Hong Kong photographer Tugo Cheng’s coastal geometries'

2017-2 | Ta Kung Pao '鄭振揚:誠實建築反映需要'

2016-10 | Hong Kong Economic Journal '浪漫西藏'

2016-10 | China Daily ' Shooting from the Top'

2016-10 | Culture Trip 'The Gorgeous Landscape Photography Of Tugo Cheng: An Interview'

2016-9 | HK01 '【影展消息】NatGeo得獎港人攝影師 探索中國自然風光'2016-8 | DigitalRev 'The Patterns Of Hong Kong From The Air'

2016-3 | South China Morning Post 'Award-winning Hong Kong photographer wants to show unknown China to the world'

2016-3 | Digital Photographer (UK ) 'Story behind the Sony World Photo Shortlist – Tugo Cheng

2016-3 | Club Wheelock Magazine 'Through the lens of an Architect'

2016-3 | Photo Magazine '國家地理得獎香港攝影師Tugo Cheng:揭示獨到的風光攝影心得'

2016-7 | Paizhe (China) '一位把中国美拍到极致的建筑师,国家地理都来"捧场"'

2016-2 | Apple Daily 'Nat Geo奪獎攝影師鏡頭留住大自然'

2016-2 | Ming Pao '捕捉神州七彩變幻 「繪」出鬼斧抽象畫"

2016-2 | China Travel '[人物專訪]第433期 中國線條——Tugo Cheng的光影旅程'

2016-1 | Photoblog''[Photoblog 訪談]國家地理攝影比賽 2015 得獎者 Tugo Cheng 鏡頭下的中國河山'

2015-10 | National Geographic 'Behind the Picture: Find Out Why This Photo Looks Like a Drawing'

2015 | Silverkris - Singapore Airlines Magazine (Singapore) 'Tugo Cheng reveals fluid motifs carved into landscapes by nature and man'


TV & RADIO APPEARANCE:

2016-5 |  RTHK TV HOUSE

2016-7 | TVB

2016-6 | Metro Radio

 

Book: Tugo Cheng | 'Discovering China'
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By: Tugo Cheng
210mm (H) x 310mm (W)
1.20 kg
Hardcover
148 pages
310mm (W) x 210mm (H)

978-988-77120-5-3

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