LPs- Riding The Wind
Ink on Paper, 97 x 97 cm
About the artwork
Quek Kiat Sing's strokes of ink meander between the traditional application of controlled stroke to the spontaneous detailing of a contemporary style. Using hints of delicate colour, the artist further emphasizes her role as an artist who not only respects, but transcends the archaic connotations of ink. Choosing her subjects with care and deliberate precision, the lotus flowers symbolize purity, and are spiritual symbols as well. With their quite solitude and unassuming aesthetics, the artist wishes to bring attention to the everyday beauty nature beholds- beauty that often escapes the human eye of the modern world.
About the artist
Born in Singapore in 1972, Quek Kiat Sing uses ink as her weapon of revelation, committing every day sights into artistic memory and refurbishing them into poetic expressions of aesthetics. With work spanning subjects such as still life to the understated magnificence of nature’s flora and fauna, the artist has even covered nudes and human movement as celebrations of the complex ethereal beauty present in the most simple of representations. Conceptually, the artist’s work is intricately multifaceted; apart from turning the mundane into a celebration of deserved highlights of beauty, the artist is also a staunch environmentalist, choosing her subjects not only for their understated beauty but for their forgotten relevance in the modern world, where nature is often overlooked in the rush for development. Seeking to speak out to her generation and beyond, the artist instigates an awareness with her works, imprinting onto the viewer’s mind the importance of their overlooked counterparts in the world today.