Hong Sek Chern,
149 Mei Ling Street (million dollar HDB),
Ink on rice paper,
139 x 414 cm
Born in Singapore in 1967, NAFA alumna and Young Artist Award recipient (2000) Hong Sek Chern is recognised for her stylistic interpretations of Singapore urban landscapes. She presents her new experimentations in Chinese ink within contemporary contexts, using single point and multipoint perspectives to create pictorial and abstract compositions. Moving beyond flat surfaces, Hong investigates the possibility of the 3D in ink painting, boldly reconstructing surface textures to expand our views of Chinese ink traditions through paper reliefs, challenging the definition of space that is unlimited by medium and dimension.