The Long Gaze: Prints and Ceramics by Chua Chon Hee

🍂 Opening with the artist in attendance is on Saturday, 28 October 2023, 3 – 5pm. All are welcome!

AC43 Gallery is proud to present the latest solo exhibition of local multidisciplinary artist Chua Chon Hee. The exhibition features a selection of 25 monotype prints accomplished by the artist between 2013 – 2023 and 8 newly-completed ceramic sculptures.

The Long Gaze invites audience to dwell in the meditative yet experimental world of Chon Hee’s artistic quest. Her monotype prints thrive on a meaningful collision of shapes and textures, with some works featuring the contemplative incorporation of actual leaf forms as bled through her press. Parts of their distinct shapes, organic protrusions and sinewy veins disintegrate and metamorphose into fluid marks and painterly gestures on paper, imbuing her prints with a spontaneous sense of nature in transformation.

This reverence for nature is similarly translated in Chon Hee’s approach with ceramic sculptures. She often utilises a mix of locally-sourced earth as her material, and strives for earthy tones and natural lines during her throwing and the firing process in her own kilns. These ceramics will be situated in conversation with a series of drawings that capture her observations of natural botanical forms, of which some found their ways into the
expressive qualities of her sculptures.

About the Artist🎨

Chua Chon Hee (b. 1960, Singapore) graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts with an Advanced Diploma in Western Art in 1982. She is a fine arts educator and a multidisciplinary artist, and works extensively with printmaking, ink, seal-carving, and ceramic work. Her artistic expressions are formally inspired by the organic and quiet dynamism of nature, and spiritually rooted in the Buddhist philosophy of ‘The Four Kalpas’ (成住坏空): the cycle of formation, the cycle of continuance, the cycle of decline, and the cycle of disintegration.

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