Watch the artist Ngo Van Sac demonstrate his very unique artistic technique of wood burning at ArtBlue Studio. Using fire instead of paint, Ngo Van Sac works with the grain and texture of the wood to make his portrait appear from the raw material.
Ngo Van Sac sees his art as a collaboration with nature with his use of the earthly elements; wood and fire. Choosing to use a blowtorch instead of a paintbrush, Sac creates intricate portraits scorched into wood.
Ngo Van Sac discovered this powerful technique when he started painting on wood panels 10 years ago. Unhappy with the paintings he created, he burned them all. In the flames, he observed the natural colours and patterns created by the heat. His perspective shifted and he saw fire as more than a destructive element; it evoked powerful feelings and emotions tied to the ebb and flow of life itself. By combining fire and natural pinewood, Ngo Van Sac truly found himself.
Opening Reception: 13 April, 5pm – 8pm
Venue: ArtBlue Studio, 23 Yong Siak Street, Tiong Bahru, Singapore 168652
When: 13 - 20 Apr 2019, 10am - 7pm Tuesdays – Sundays
By: ArtBlue Studio