This November, 120 ceramic seal carvings by multifaceted Singaporean artist Oh Chai Hoo (b. 1960) will go on display at iPreciation. This is Oh’s first complete collection in seal and it marks his 20 years of journey in exploring ceramic and seal carving. We are delighted to present Marks of Earth, an exhibition and book launch that unearths Oh’s decades of craft in calligraphy and seal carving. Visitors are also invited to attend a twosession ceramic seal carving workshop and an artist’s talk. Join us and dive into the marvellous creation of ceramic seals.
The centrepiece of the exhibition is a set of 90 ceramic seals or as the artist termed, ‘micro-sculptures’ created by Oh between 2003 – 2021. Collectively, they are meant to be seen as a single work, rich in narratives and history. At a closer look, each seal was created at a certain point in time, and each is a representation of a significant part of Oh’s life as an artist, also as a human. They encapsulate a part of him, a part of his memories and perspectives.
Another highlight of the exhibition is 30 individual ceramic seal creations, each paired with a calligraphic work created in 2021. Oh who has long admired the writings of local writer and journalist, Chow Yianping, displaced excerpts of Chow’s articles into his calligraphy exploration. Having gone through Oh’s interpretation, the text is then matched with a ceramic seal he finds a connection with. In fact, the juxtaposition of two art forms — one to be read and viewed, the other to be touched and felt, is a wondrous and serendipitous encounter of emotions felt at different stages of life.
The artworks will continue to be displayed in iPreciation inner gallery space till Dec 31, 2021.
Hours: Mon – Fri: 10am – 7pm
Sat: 11am – 6pm, Sundays and Public Holidays by Appointment
Venue: iPreciation, 50 Cuscaden Road HPL House #01-01 Singapore 249724
When: 8 Nov - 31 Dec 2021,