Hui Xin’s approach to drawing and the creative process is very intriguing and thought-provoking. In today’s fast-paced world, where we are constantly bombarded with information and stimuli, his deliberate choice to slow down and embrace a repetitive and unpassionate state is a radical departure from the norm. Hui Xin’s brief statement suggests that his work process has evolved over time, from initial resistance to slow acceptance and then to a habit. This is a testament to his dedication to his craft and his willingness to experiment with different approaches. What is particularly interesting about his approach is his focus on drawing objects that are related to his own life. This suggests a strong connection between his works and experiences, which is often a hallmark of great art. By choosing to focus on objects that are meaningful to them, he is able to imbue his work with a sense of authenticity and emotional resonance. The use of a centimeter by centimeter square drawing technique is also enthralling.
By breaking down the drawing process into small, manageable units, he is able to focus on each individual square and instill it with meaning and significance. This slow and methodical approach undoubtedly slows down the completion of the picture, but it also allows him to engage with the process of drawing in a deeper and more meaningful way. Hui Xin’s comparison of his work process to that of a monk doing repetitive homework every day is also fascinating. It suggests a deep sense of discipline and dedication to the craft of drawing, and a willingness to embrace the slow and repetitive nature of the work. In a world where we are constantly seeking novelty and excitement, his approach is a refreshing reminder that there is value in the slow and steady pursuit of a craft.
Venue: ART SEASONS Singapore
50 Genting Lane, #03-02
Cideco Industrial Building
Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Friday 11am – 7pm
Saturday 11.30am – 5.30pm
Closed Sundays, Mondays and Public Holidays
When: 8 Jun - 15 Jul 2023,