Domestication II by Su-en Wong

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Date(s) - 17/01/2019 - 17/03/2019
10:30 am - 7:00 pm

Art Porters Gallery


DH9 Girls and hearts
DH-9 Girls and Hearts, 2009

Art Porters Gallery presents Domestication II, Singaporean-born New York-based artist Su-en Wong’s comeback solo exhibition. The exhibition sees its continuation from Domestication — a group exhibition in which the artist was a part of, inaugurated during the Singapore Art Fair in 2014.

Fascinated with concepts of self as the other, Wong explores power and vulnerability, assimilation and individuality by replicating herself as multiples in either an adolescent fashion or as the female nude. Her works provocatively parodies the stereotypes of Asian women.

Not only does her work centres around her nude alter egos, she also focuses on the theme of collection, presenting a range of objects into glass display cases. Dwelling in between paintings and drawings, Wong reflects her contemporary subjects by converging them with Asian culture and Western pop art. Her love for colour pencils stem from the idea of creating monumental works using very simple materials. Paying apparent homage to Damien Hirst’s works, she presents a satirical take through her masterful rendering using coloured pencils on wood panels, depicting motifs and anatomical symbols.

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