Shelter is a basic and universal human need. Our ability to adapt to the environment through the many types of shelters we have as a species made, is one of the advantages we’ve had over other species. This ability has allowed us to colonize every corner of the earth and possibly other parts of the galaxy as well in the distant future. But despite the ever-changing nature of shelters, there is one thing in common we have with those who have gone before us, and those who are yet to come: we make our shelters, but conversely, our shelters make us.
Empty Houses (2016) is based on observations I have made on how we inhabit our homes – the two fold-process of us making our houses and how in return, we are molded into who we are as we dwell in them. By incorporating domestic visual elements that directly or indirectly relate to the dwellers in an abode, I have created a series of works that show the different identities and characteristics that are implied by each work. As an artist, nothing is too mundane for my attention. I believe that there is no limit to creating as long as you do what interests you, and you don’t allow yourself to get bored.
Venue: Utterly Art Exhibition Space, 20B Mosque Street (Level 3), Singapore 059500
Opening Hours: by appointment only
When: 8 - 18 Sep 2016,
By: Utterly Art