Entry Location
Singapore
Title
DIFFERENT SENSE
Artist
IAN TEE
Medium
Destroyed aluminium composite panel
Dimensions (in cm)
152 x 112 cm
Description
DIFFERENT SENSE belongs to a series of destroyed metal paintings, a body of work which fuses the meditative practice of Zen calligraphy with the visceral expressivity of heavy metal music. The work is composed of layers of writing where I replace the traditional ink and brush with an angle grinder. Tones of chiaroscuro are made by scratching, distressing and slashing the surface - they are permanent gestures which juxtapose destructive aggression and a practice of mindfulness.
Biography
IAN TEE (b. 1994, Singapore) is an artist confronting ideas of aggression and exhaustion, with an underlying interest in material subjectivity and youth subcultures. He works across a variety of media including collage, bleached fabric, spray-paint, and destroyed metal paintings. Recent group exhibitions include Jason Wee’s NTU CCA Residency project “Tomorrow Is An Island”, Group Exhibition of ASEAN-China Art Academies at Tianjin Academy of Fine Art, and DRIVE Public Art Festival, Singapore.

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