“Home, then Everywhere Else” is a duo exhibition, showcasing the works of young Singaporean artists Estella Ng and Liu Ying.
While Ng paints free-form miniature worlds of places, landscapes and memories of her travels abroad, Liu uses the meditative gaze of photography to look at the environment of her personal home.
The series It Can Be Better by Liu is a reflection on household habits that seek control and immaculateness, to the point of rendering the living space unliveable and constricting. In capturing these habits, Liu herself took great effort to stage her photographs, which portrays the daily-acts-turned-absurd with a level of familiarity yet clinical distance.
By contrast, Ng’s series Islands is a riotous clash of colours and textures. After combing her memories and experiences of different cities – from Osaka to Nevada to Barcelona – she then unravels them into natural forms on wood. The organic shapes reflect the act of traveling itself where one is freed from the habitual routine of living.
Exhibition: Home, then Everywhere Else
Dates: 20 August – 6 September 2015
Venue: Flaneur Gallery, 129 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208847