Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Textures, Tones & Timbres: Art of Chong Fahcheong

Chong Fahcheong, Sayang, Work in progress, Stone

Date: 1 February - 28 April 2013
Venue: NX Gallery, NUS Museum

This exhibition presents the recent works of sculptor Chong Fahcheong. While the artist’s public artworks are characterized by the figurative and shared social memory, this collection of recent works explores his continuing fascination for materials and their potentials. Chong's formal approach intertwines personal experiences, both concrete and intuitive, and sense of place; the compositions are informed by journeying, layered with notions of home and impermanency. It is a "process of rambling", finding ways of making sense, constantly negotiating the natural environment and urban sprawl, interacting with materials and encountering a variety of sensations and experiences. Accomplished mainly in stone and wood, and on occasions made from bronze, the works are simultaneously familiar and abstract, providing glimpses of everyday objects and communicating Chong’s reflections on life. 

Gallery impressions

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