Fact or Fiction
To round off the exhibitions at the gallery this year, Wei-Ling Gallery presents the intuitive printmaker, KIM NG’s second solo exhibition, ’Fact or Fiction’.
For ‘Fact or Fiction’, Kim Ng investigates the connection between the past and present, through the use of symbols and visual images, which all carry with them reminisces from his past. What does familiarity mean? How important is the memory of the past? That which has changed with age and time? Kim Ng’s works suggest a way in assessing the daily occurrences within the modern world.
“Art has become, above all a means of communication through symbols, a ‘synthesis’ of visual forms, carrying within them memories, feelings and ideas.”
This series of works are an intimate look at the passing of time through the use of colour, forms, and texture which reflect the real and the unreal.
What does familiarity mean? How important is the memory of the past? That which has changed with age and time? Kim Ng’s works suggest a way in assessing the daily occurrences within the modern world.
Kim Ng’s oeuvre has always been concerned with the environment and nature. He explores the details within nature, using images and objects from the real world as a source.
In an attempt to sustain the physical experience, he records the image through the situation he encounters. The captured moment frozen in time has been re-examined, manipulated and transformed into a visual stimulus, to evoke a sense of familiarity.
Through investigating and evaluating the phenomenon of our fast changing society, his experience is recorded through represented images. Kim Ng combines figurative and abstract forms, presenting the ‘objective images in a subjective way’. To understand Kim Ng’s artworks, one should not focus too much on the way he has constructed the visual effect, but rather on how he sees the world and how he associates himself with the complexity of the society and environment in which he lives and thrives.
His work reflects the relation between the present and the absent, a record of what exists and what is void, laid contradictory within the work; all under the presence of time. Reality and imagination merge into one; the real and reconstructed exist at the same time, leaving the viewer in doubt about the truth of the interpretation of the experience.
An exhibition not to be missed, ‘Fact or Fiction’ runs at Wei-Ling Gallery from 4th December-28th December 2006.Wei-Ling Gallery is located at 8,Jalan Scott,Brickfields,K.L. and is open Mon-Fri,12pm-7pm,Weekends by appointment only (Call 0178877216 for details). Please visit our website for details of exhibition.www.weiling-gallery.com