Young Artist Award winner and NAFA alumnus, Boo Sze Yang.
As a city rover, 53-year-old local artist Boo Sze Yang has used linear lines for his latest series of artworks. Lines are something which one would not find in nature, but in cities. Boo’s latest exhibition, The Mirage features over 25 canvas and paper works from the veteran artist's latest series of paintings. His new work draws inspiration from the recurrent web of construction sites scattered across Singapore and employs linear perspective prominent in Renaissance art to suggest space and structure within an imaginary landscape. The artist's monochromatic handling of linear structures resembling scaffoldings, partitions and platforms are created through the delicate process of pulling and pushing wet paints across the canvas with a squeegee. The illusory imagery sits on the edge of recognition and abstraction, where meaning is constantly shifting and reading multifaceted.
Boo graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts with a Diploma in Fine Art, went on to complete his Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art at the University of Reading, United Kingdom and received his Master in Arts from Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London. He was a full-time lecturer at NAFA for 10 years while continuing to hold exhibitions. Five years ago, he became a full-time artist. The Mirage is his 16th exhibition.
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