Within Four Rooms四方四房里

About the Exhibition

Within four rooms by Quek Kiat Sing, a contemporary Chinese ink artist speaks of her personal living space, an apartment. Using Jendela as a metaphor of her living space, she develops an aesthetic framework which guides the viewer from the exterior into the interior. » read more

Exhibition Venue

Jendela (Visual Arts Space by Cristal Caritas Trust), Level 2, Esplanade Mall, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981

Exhibition Duration

4 April to 18 May 2008

Opening Hour

Mon-Fri: 11am to 8.30pm
Sat-Sun: 10am to 8.30pm
Open on Public Holidays. Free Admission

Representing Gallery

Asian Art Option, 131 Devonshire Road Level 2,
Singapore 239887
http://www.asianartoptions.com
(Contact Person: Audrey Phng,
email: audrey@asianartoptions.com,
H/P: +65 9639 3383, Tel: +65 6372 0357, Fax: +65 6372 0356)

Within four rooms by Quek Kiat Sing, a contemporary Chinese ink artist speaks of her personal living space, an apartment. Using Jendela as a metaphor of her living space, she develops an aesthetic framework which guides the viewer from the exterior into the interior. From ink drawings of still-life ink drawings of water-lily ponds, tropical ferns and potted flora to her personal travelogue and her intimate portrayals of her family members, each section of Jendala is presented in a systematic manner, mimicking her actual living space ... offering a momentary glimpse into her private space.

In this installation, Kiat Sing ponders over the intention of her art practice. From surveying landscape around her, she questions the notion of Chinese Landscape paintings. Does it necessarily need to be heroic range of mountains and poetic rivers? Are these landscapes still relevant to us today? She begins to recreate the view she sees, holding on to the aesthetics ideals of Chinese ink practice and yet creating a scape that is relevant to this present day.