Artist: Hong Sek Chern, (b.1967, Singapore)
Title: Aspects Of The City II
Medium: Ink on Paper
Size (cm): 180.0 x 180.0 cm
Ms Hong splices fragments of the city to form a unique composite, extracting from the space beneath highways, public housing estates, playgrounds and walkways. Internal frames and interstitial spaces are mapped out from multiple viewpoints to form a matrix of the city. Everywhere we see glimpses of piping ducts, iron grids, concrete structures and beams. Melding principles and philosophies from Western art and Chinese ink traditions, Ms Hong reinvigorates the shanshui (mountain/water landscape) genre.