Salon Contemporary is offering emerging, innovative and passionate artists out there a chance to display their work in the creative hub of Notting Hill!Artist of the Week’ is a new and exciting competition, with the opportunity for one selected artist each week to have their work featured on our website in the run up to our AoW Christmas Exhibition. The winning candidate will then be offered a residency in London’s West End! We’re calling on artists from all fields including the visual arts, performance, dance, film, theatre, animation and music!


The exhibiting artists 'Artist of the Week: The Exhibition' are:
Akleria * Alyona Larinova * Dragana Jurisic * Helen Gorill

Monday, 20 December 2010

Our 'Artist of The Week' WINNER is....Ting-Ting Cheng!

  Congratulations Ting-Ting!

                                               Untitled (Still Life With Fruits)

In the project, the artist focuses on the power of brand to represent the commodity fetishism - an illusion arising from the product to overrate itself, enchanting people to buy it. In our everyday life, we can find a bike from Hermes cost £2300, and a tennis-racket from CHANEL cost £450. What is the uniqueness about those products from famous designer brands? Fruits, as a natural product, without artificiality, are ridiculously labeled with Louis Vuitton, GUCCI…etc. Without any other difference, do people believe 
that ‘The Fruit’ is better than others?


In ‘Invisibility’, Ting-Ting Cheng’s photographs of found objects celebrate the banality of everyday
life. She collected a number of insignificant objects that were discarded on the streets and placed  
them on sculpture plinths.

Cheng is working in a long artistic tradition that stretches back to Surrealism. She is more directly  
inspired by contemporary artists such as Martin Creed and Fischli and Weiss, whose absurdist  
treatment of the everyday raises fundamental questions as to the nature and materiality of art. 
At the same time the images raise environmental issues concerning the huge amounts of waste  
generated by our society much of which appears to be invisible to consumers.

Things We May Never Know  
In ‘Things We May Never Know’, Cheng combines texts with objects that belong to  
international students from Asia to explore the isolation of being an outsider in a foreign land. The  
displacement of these objects indicates the cultural barriers that these students are facing by  
themselves, without the reassurance of family or a familiar setting. The texts, written in the native  
language of the each owner, describe the relationship between the object and the person. It is  
untranslated to force the owner’s position upon the viewer: their words are one of the many things  
that, due to enormous cultural differences, we may never know.

To view more of Ting-Ting's work, you can take a look at her website on