Quek Kiat Sing

Singapore

Born 1972, Singapore

Artist Statement

In her ink exploration, Quek Kiat Sing constantly search for modern subjects in my immediate environment. The Fu Gui Hua (Dessert Rose), The Golden Shower (commonly known as the Dancing Girls) and Butterfly Plants are common household plants in Singapore. These plants along the corridor of her parents’ place are very personal and lovely topics that she likes to portray.

As a contemporary ink artist, she feels that it is important to allow ink painting to have a life of its own based on its locality. Therefore, painting these tropical plants allow ink painting to have a new life. Although they are not traditional ink painting subjects such as Bamboo or Plum Blossom, she hope that they offer the audience a chance to connect with the ink medium aesthetic through something more familiar. She hope these works will be refreshing for the viewers.


 

Bonsai with Bamboo
2008
Ink on paper
69 x 46 cm w
Money Plant
2008
Ink on paper
69 x 46 cm w
Tropical Fern
2008
Ink on paper
69 x 46 cm w