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Another One Bites the Dust #2By Sze Yang Boo

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US$ 12,000



Oil Paint, Oil on linen

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Dimensions: 120cm (H) x 150cm (W) x 4.5cm (D) / 47.2" (H) x 59.1" (W) x 1.8" (D)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.


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Artist Statement

These works by Boo Sze Yang probe our perception of truth and reality, and project another dimension for contemplating scenes of civic discontent and unrest that have been circulating in the global media in recent years. After studying and re-composing images of protest and punishment, Boo Sze Yang reframes the scenes through dark humour and an exaggerated theatricality, blowing up the uncanny repetition of figures, synchronised dance moves, and poster-like mise-en-scene. Each painting is titled after a well-known song that had been used in certain protest movements around the world, like “Another One Bites the Dust”, “Too Young to Die” and “Don’t Take your Guns to Town”, creating an intertextuality that enriches our imagination of the scenes and emotions beyond the visuals of his canvases


Artist Profile

Born: 1965
Hometown: Singapore
Based in: Singapore

Boo’s paintings deal with a broad range of subject matters, from mundane domestic objects to images of car and airplane crash scenes, derelict interiors of cathedrals and unpeopled chambers of shopping malls. Boo treats banal objects, modern architectural interiors and scenes of destruction as metaphors for the human condition, transforming …


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