Andrew Kreps Gallery is pleased to announce the representation of Henry Shum (b. 1998, Hong Kong) in collaboration with Empty Gallery, Hong Kong. The gallery will present Shum’s first solo exhibition in North America in Fall 2022. In his paintings, Shum attempts to navigate the liminal space where memory and image flow into and through one another. Collecting images he encounters in both physical and digital spaces, Shum develops thematic connections across disparate material, filtering his sources through an affective mesh of undulating lines, and thin veils of paint. Two-dimensional and three-dimensional space often appear to fold in on each other, suggesting the existence of multiple planes, or virtualities within a single work. This suggestion is not a reflection of Shum’s own desires, but instead reflects a reality specific to our times - the ceaseless maneuvering between the collective and the individual, the historical and the ahistorical. Melding these elements within singular compositions, Shum mirrors the contemporary experience of daily life, a continuous barrage of information within an endlessly mediated present. Henry Shum lives and works in Hong Kong, and received his BA from Chelsea College of Arts, London, in 2020. Empty Gallery, Hong Kong presented Shum’s first solo exhibition in 2020.