Inner Reflection by Ieo Gek Ching

Inner Reflection by Ieo Gek Ching

WHEN
18 January – 30 March 2018
VENUE
Miaja Gallery
OPENING HOURS
Mon–Fri 10am–6pm
Sat and Sun (available by appointment only)
Closed on PH
ADMISSION
Free Admission
WEBSITE
http://www.miajagallery.com

Inner Reflection by Ieo Gek Ching

Miaja Gallery presents Inner Reflection, the third solo exhibition by emerging Singaporean artist Ieo Gek Ching. Inspired by Greek mythology, the exhibition features Gek Ching’s latest seventeen drawings of her hybrid animals, including her classic series from 2013-2014; contemporary and vibrant series from 2014-2017.

A meticulous visionary, Gek Ching builds a mysterious universe of hybrid creatures. Partially adopting Egyptian’s frontalism figurative position, Gek Ching’s hybrid animals are usually depicted from a side view, with a portrait of one animal, bird feathers and strong horse-like legs. Using techniques of ball pen drawing without sketch base and paper collages, Gek Ching’s hybrids appear real yet covey a sense of mythology, solemnness and uncertainty. Her immersive realms seem to live on beyond her hybrids immediate visual impression – an inner reflection of her understanding on the beauty of nature and its functionality.

Ieo Gek Ching (b. 1989), graduated with an Honors Degree in Fine Arts from LASALLE College of the Arts and winner for BAZAAR Art Prize 2016 (Paper Category). Her artworks have been exhibited at various international shows in New York, Australia, Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia and Singapore, and collected by many private collections around the world.


Devoted Leopard, Ieo Gek Ching, 2017. Image courtesy of Miaja Gallery
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