Quek Kiat Sing
African Violet by the Window No. 5, 2005
Ink on Paper
70 x 70cm
The intention of using only one definite color on top of the fluid texture of ink that conveys a feeling of dwelling within time, creates a contrast between the firm presence of one African Violet flower in an environment that is constantly changing and transforming through time.
- +Artist Bio
Born in Singapore in 1972, Quet 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.
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