Dancing in the pond II, 2014
Ink on Paper, 34 x 139 cm
About the artwork
Even from the title of this painting we clearly feel the intention behind using ink to depict such natural scenery. The most enriched Chinese material that with its fluid characteristic easily provides a variety of textures, shapes and movements which in itself conveys the idea of time in passage within the closed borders of one painting, transforming it from a context to a concept.
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.