In Infinity / Sing to the Birds Canal Cheong Jagerroos deepens her exploration with her creative techniques involve using multiple layers of rice paper, acrylic, ink, and traditional Chinese pigments incorporated together by using mixed medium oil and acrylic to derive a sense of depth on canvas. This body of work is borne of ancient Chinese philosophies, poems, nature as well as modern society, by blending ancient Chinese motifs and modern elements; "I integrate the past with the present through unique symbolic creations that depict the peace and harmony of a utopian world".
Canal’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums both here in Finland and internationally. She has been held more than 50 solo and group exhibitions worldwide in the past 25 years. Her work has been included in group exhibitions in various important international art fairs, and in 2013, her work was included to the 55th Venice Biennale Art Exhibition showing together with a group of international established artists together such as Yoko Ono and Arnulf Rainer etc at palazzo Bembo.
This will be her latest solo show in Finland since 2008.
Exhibition is held near traditionally important Kaivopuisto area in Ullanlinna by the seaside and building itself, built 1910 gives an interesting contraversion to modern works of Canal.
More than 400 of Canal’s paintings are in private collections in Switzerland, France, USA, Canada, Italy, Spain, Africa, Holland, Macau, Singapore, UK, Estonia, Hong Kong, Germany, Sweden, and Finland.
There were numerous important articles reviews about Canal’s artwork, including MACAU Cultural Magazine, Macau DailyTimes, HBL, Macau Chinese Daily, Guardian, Le Soleil, Temoin and Il Picolo.
There is also a painting book ‘Selected Paintings of Canal Cheong Jagerroos’ has been published by Macau Foundation Rui Cunha and Macau Government Instituto Cultural total 328 pages include with more than 200 of colour images of Canal’s paintings from the past 20 years. The painting book is available in Paperback and Hardcover at Helsinki Academic Book store.
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