Tugo Cheng 

 

Tugo Cheng is a Hong Kong based fine art photographer who has received multiple prestigious international awards and nominations in the field of photography. Influenced by his architectural background, he pays special attention to the order and rhythm in cultural and natural landscapes. With intent to raise awareness for conservation, he focuses on the unique yet volatile landscapes in China in the past decade. His China collections such as the National Geographic award-winning “Dreamscape" have been published in the book “Discovering China” by Asia One Hong Kong.

Tugo’s seascape series “Coastal Geometries”, capturing the abstract and poetic compositions in South China coast, has received enormous recognition worldwide and earned him the title International Discovery of the Year 2016.

Exploring Hong Kong’s life and cityscape from a new perspective, he created his aerial series “City Patterns” which was featured extensively by media such as CNN, National Geographic Magazine, Wall Street International and South China Morning Post. His works have been showcased in art fairs and exhibitions in Hong Kong, Asia and Europe.

Thus he was named Perspective 40-under-40 Artist in 2017 for his achievement in art and photography. 

 

 

About Coastal Geometries

The award-winning seascape 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 of growing shellfish, hanging fishing nets and drying seaweeds. They form unique geometries and turn the seascape into an array of minimalist compositions of abstract lines and shapes.

Following the fishermen at work, the pictures narrate the story of fishing from a graphic perspective. Despite the aesthetics and cultural significance, some of these beautiful scenes are disappearing due to the rapid infrastructural development in the region.

Pictures in the Coastal Geometries series, together with other gorgeous China landscapes, can be found in the book “Discovering China." 

 

Awards & Exhibitions:

- Hasseldblad Masters Finalist 2018 (Farming the Sea)

- International Photographer of the Year - Grand Prize

- Sony World Photography Awards - 3rd Prize in National Award, Shortlisted in Travel category

- National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year - Shortlisted

- Fine Art Photography Awards: 3rd Prize

- Published in National Geographic Magazine

- Exhibited in Somerset House (London) and Willy Brandt House (Berlin) with World Photography Organization

- Exhibited in Eslite Bookstore Hong Kong

- Exhibited in Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong 2017 

    

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

Eunice Lam | Gallery Manager | eunice@bluelotus-gallery.com


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

Eunice Lam | Gallery Manager | eunice@bluelotus-gallery.com


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:

2017-7 |  CNN

2016-7 | TVB

2016-6 | Metro Radio

2016-5 |  RTHK TV HOUSE

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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