This site-specific painting installation depicts a landscape teeming with surreal creatures and anthropomorphic animals, some of which are inspired by local icons, mascots and talking points, and others that represent the artist’s alter egos. The different walls represent zones and portals that the characters must move through, with the chequered platforms that they inhabit suggesting the schema of video or board games. Each section depicts a different cycle: from emergence, to maturity, then battle, and transformation. Koh is interested in the myths and narratives that circulate throughout society, and how they mutate as they are told or taken on by different individuals and communities. While the work appears fantastical, it is rooted in contemporary social concerns and questions of identity.
Cassandra Koh (b. 1992) graduated from LASALLE College of the Arts with a degree in Fine Arts (Painting) and is a recipient of the Winston Oh Travel Award. Her work deals with the complexity of Singapore’s postmodern identity and youth culture. As an SG50 artist, she was commissioned to create large-scale murals at Taman Jurong and Siglap South CC. She has exhibited her work at Lasalle, *Scape and Marina Bay Sands, and is also an art educator.
Clay Sculpture Workshops with Cassandra Koh
12 Mar 2017, Sun
11.30am – 12.30pm, 1.30 – 2.30pm, 3 – 4pm, 4.30 – 5.30pm
Venue: Dance Village, library@esplanade