In this exhibition, artists Christine Lok, joaen and Natalie Ng navigate the seemingly inescapable maze of their post-pandemic thoughts. In the past few years, life as we know it changed drastically. Routines were interrupted, we were trapped in our homes (the yearning for bubble tea was REAL) and Trace Together tokens were all the rage. We had to adjust to work from home schedules and almost immediately, we’re back to searching for where we left off. This frenzy of events has left us in disarray and we’ve almost lost sense of how to pick ourselves back up.
The artists have ventured possibilities in their own preferred mediums, mainly being paintings, sketches, linocut, batik and video art. Enter the gallery/maze and take a breather: observe the little details that reside in Natalie Ng’s acrylic and oil paintings and sketches. Take a short stroll till you arrive at your next destination, being joaen’s linocut and batik works. Contemplate the figures and figure (hah) out your next move. The stark contrast between the two artists are apparent. From a place of calm, you’re almost immediately confronted with feelings of angst and aggression. As you wander on, you’re bombarded with a sea of crazy bright colours. Neon pinks, blues, greens and yellows. Christine Lok’s short clips of distorted scenery and repetitive motions mimic videos which run rampant in the online world.
Venue: UltraSuperNew Gallery Singapore, 168 Tyrwhitt Road, Singapore 207572
When: 30 Jul - 7 Aug 2022, 12noon - 8pm, Closed on Monday