Oil Paint, Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 61cm (H) x 76cm (W) x 3.5cm (D) / 24" (H) x 29.9" (W) x 1.4" (D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings
Estimated delivery for this item is between 07 March - 12 March
This item ships from Singapore
Please note that this item is unframed and requires crating for shipment
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About the art
Vehicles and structures are not just means of transport or protection from the elements; they are messages about their owners and creators—symbols of wealth, both financial and cultural. By depicting these status symbols in demise, Boo has unintentionally produced ‘double orbituaries’, not just of the death of people involved, but precisely through the concurrent demise of their symbols of civility. As diametric opposite of the advertisement made to psyche us into a fuzzy mood all ready to accumulate more things, Boo’s paintings awake us instead: not by bringing us back to life from our respective wretched states, but by reminding that we are all implicated in accidents, from the start thru the end. Boom! We exist, only to end up in a heap.
(extract from The Truth About Crash and Burn: On Boo Sze Yang’s “Boom!” series. Boo Sze Yang: Forever at The Crossroad, 2015, Sunda Press)
Sze Yang Boo
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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