Artist: Sandy Wong Shin, (b.1963, Singapore)
Title: Exhibit ’86
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size (cm): 153.0 x 127.8 cm
With a clever twist on the topic of a prize-winning painting, Ms Wong depicts the celebrated work as a reversed canvas. The painting has its back turned to the viewer and is barricaded as if it were a precious museum possession. Ms Wong details the work scrupulously - observing the pinewood grain of the stretcher, the uneven flaps and edges of the canvas fabric, and the small staples all around. This draws our attention to textures and details that we rarely notice.