Medium-format film taken on Hasselblad
Having studied and lived in Providence, Rhode Island, for the past 4 years, I was interested in capturing the time and space that I observed around the city. I also made a trip to Swan Point Cemetery where many of the oldest families of Providence are buried, Americans who once lived in and walked on the streets of the rustic city.
Colour laserjet print
Catalogue for the RISD Museum's exhibition featuring alumni, Arlene Shechet's collaborative work with Meissen. The catalogue design was inspired by the recast element of the exhibition, whereby discarded pieces of Meissen porcelain was upcycled and re-processed to become exquisite sculptural works by Shechet. Most of the photography was shot using a Canon DSLR, and the main typefaces used were Antwerp paired with Avenir in order to embody the collision of old and new that was running through the exhibition.
11” by 17”
I Belong Here Too (2014) reconfigures the house that I grew up in into a housing development board (HDB) block, an icon of the Singapore landscape. I have had conversations with a number of Singaporeans who feel strongly that living in a HDB classifies one as being a truer Singaporean than others. During the process of working with linoleum and mixing the inks for the national colours of Singapore, I was also contemplating on the growing tension back home due to income inequality and the scramble for Singaporeans to find an authentic national identity.
Mixed Media Video
A brief adaptation of the story of Bukit Merah (Malay for Redhill), a fable from Singapore.
46" by 46"
Oil on canvas
This painting was done in different orientations. The square format was meant to avoid creating a conventional landscape or portrait study.
Colour inkjet print on Classic Crest Natural White 80T
Carroll's beloved story of a girl with an overactive imagination and a never-ending stream of questions has brought readers tumbling down into Wonderland with her since its first publishing in 1865. This re-conceptualisation of Alice's ruminations in a fantastical land invite readers into her fragmentary consciousness of dreams and idle fantasy. Playing with dreams brings a revitalised look at Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
Triptych of 60" by 20" canvases
oil on canvas
Having received many religious materials from my parents over the years, 'From Mum & Dad' is an exploration of my relationship with religion and my parents. This painting was completed in 5 days, including time taken to stretch and prime the canvases.
Ink, water, perforated black paper, white glue
Studio-time spent exploring non-traditional drawing tools to create tonal/value studies from live figure models. I worked mainly with white glue, perforated black paper, powdered charcoal and indian ink. I executed the work mainly with a cork-on-paintbrush tool fixed with necklace beads, a spray bottle, sticky-foam ended toy bullets and my fingers.