Everyday Objects (Still Life)
Cotton, Metal, Electronics, Glass, Paper, Canvas, Leather, Water, Gold
Ties of History: Art in Southeast Asia Exhibition in Manila, Philippines
8th August – 6th October 2018
Metropolitan Museum of Manila (MET Manila)
Everyday Objects explores one of the oldest genres in art: the still-life. Conventionally depicted in a painting, this series explores the subject matter through the form of a sculpture. Each object is concealed and denies the viewer of its identity. Unrecognisable, each sculpture leaves the viewer with only its form that has been crafted by the deliberate folds of the cotton.
As the everyday function of each object is personally used by the artist on the daily, the act of concealment raises thoughts on human identity, boundaries and the activity of disclosing information to our social communities.