The word ‘Sangkar’ is a Malay word for cage. This was the title of APAD‘s Action series group exhibition showcasing the works of 14 selected artists. It explores the various theme and concepts of entrapment. Exhibiting at The Substation Gallery from 7th – 11th December 2006.
The work presented by me is my first installation art which is a departure from my usual paintings. Synopsis below:
Lightness of Being
“Death can be light as a feather or heavy as a mountain”
This installation is a funeral wreath of twigs and feathers encircling my flower series painting. The overall whitewash appearance conveys a solemn symbol for death. Death of painting; killed by popular misconception and trends. This work relates to the feeling of entrapment often felt by artists (i.e painters) struggling to lead a meaningful life.
Mr. Kwok Kian Chow, Director of the Singapore Art Museum officiated the exhibition (2nd row, left & middle pictures) seen here with Mr. Suhaimi Sukiyar, president of APAD and Mr. Rosman Mohd Shahid, chairman of this exhibition’s organising committee.