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Artist's Breath 2By Deborah Ong

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This artwork was last updated 491 days ago.


Paper, Chinese ink on xuan paper

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Dimensions: 151cm (H) x 95cm (W) x 3cm (D) / 59.4" (H) x 37.4" (W) x 1.2" (D)

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Artist Statement

Using the concept of qi (氣) or vital force, these imprints seek to emulate ancient chinese characters, and to temporarily restore the pictographic language of the Shang Dynasty or 象形 (xiàng xíng) that is closer to nature. Here, the chinese ink imprints naive calligraphy. The child-like, abstract nature of the work further returns the act of writing to a state of tabula rasa. As though these characters are removing layers of evolution, political revolutions, and carefully preserved culture to reveal something more primordial.


Artist Profile

Born: 1991
Hometown: Singapore
Based in: Singapore

Deborah Ong is a Singaporean artist who was lucky to have an artist for a neighbour when she was young. A graduate from Central Saint Martins, she has exhibited her works in both the UK and Singapore, and is active as a local performance artist and art educator. She was …


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