I am happy to announce that I will be part of the 20 printmakers and designers participating in the upcoming, Contemporary Printmaking Festival 2017. I will be posting my progress on my blog, so stay tuned!
Here's a peek into my collect of rocks mostly formed by concrete. They are a big part of my reference into my work. Most of these objects are pick up and collected because I was attracted to their shape, colour and the materials.
In colour, I look for subtle colour that appear as part of the object.
Another important factor is the shape. Some looks like an island, a platform or even a cliff.
The rock formation forms the foundation of my artwork.
Every little thing no matter how small or simple can be a source of inspiration for anyone.
Do you have any collection that helps you in your art making?
I am interested in documenting Rochor Centre as they are about to be demolish and make way for future development.
Found this mirror right in the middle of the void deck poster.
There are a number of cleaners stationed at the void deck trying to help with the discarding of items. Most of the time they became the subject of interest in the photos.
Definitely not a good condition to live at for the workers...
The amount of unwanted fridge filled with waste and rot.
Just across the bridge and the surrounding takes a drastic change. High rise buildings and factory appear and people starts to gather especially on a good weekend.
Fishing along the canal is a great source of activity for the foreign workers. But I do wonder how clean are the water...
And all these observation ended up as part of my work.
Places of worship that reminds me of the temple in Journey To The West.
Thanks for reading everyone! Have a great week ahead!
Sunday is the happiest day of my week because it is the time where I can spend some quality time doing my work and going for a good run at the end of the day.
Looking forward to the next Sunday!
The surrounding of my studio space is seductively quiet.
It doesn't have a fancy mall or restaurant, it isn't the most convenient of all places. But it has a charm of its own.
Tucked at the end of an industrial area, the photo from this post are taken along one of the streets that are about to meet their faith. A lot of my experimentation of colours and collection of references starts from this lane.
Arched staircase waiting to be explore.
Time seems to slow down in this lane.
When it comes to golden hour, everything around here glows in rich orange and gold.
And everything fades into the sunset.
Figure drawing is my favourite subject, although the teaching part can be quite a challenge. However it is always good to see students really putting in effort in observing their subject.
As usual I tend to have a little go at drawing the students too.
Early this year, I attended a papermaking workshop at 樹火紀念紙博物館 Suho Paper Memorial Museum Taipei. I am a huge admirer of the dedication and effort that Taiwanese people has put in to preserve their tradition heritage.
No fancy machinery, just honesty in skill and tools
Sometimes simplest things in life is worth preserving.
I am excited to share about my experimentation with clay. Currently, I'm working on drawing on clay work. The work still needs a lot of refinement and drawing on clay feels very similar to working on printmaking.
Overall, very much a work in progress. Stay tuned!