Ordering Disorder: Clutter in the Metropolitan City of Singapore.
Singapore is a busy metropolitan city where people of different classes & communities live together in perfect accord in this tropical Southeast Asian country. Known as the financial epicentre of South-east Asia and as one of the cleanest and safest cities in all of Asia, Singapore City is so small that it could be travelled completely in less than a week. The cityscape of Singapore comprises of many different infrastructures such as skyscrapers and roads, to name a few. As a crucial thriving spot that comprises the core of Singapore’s financial activities, many populace have associated the city to noise, crowd, fast, even clutter.
Clutter refers to the act of spreading or amassing in a disorderly manner. The term “clutter” may also be applied onto both tangible and intangible forms. However, in my opinion, there is also a form of order in every clutter. This form of order is often accompanied by a systematic routine.
Investigating this interest towards order within clutter in our cosmopolitan city of Singapore, there are two evident elements which are inseparable in my body of works, structures and mass. I selectively identify geometric shapes and forms from photographs and later applying them into my artworks. In short, Ordering Disorder serves as a replication of my yearning for order.
Layer is a vital component in my art making process. Through layers, I create a depth that suggests the intricate nature of the cityscape. I also selectively identify geometric shapes and forms from photographs of the cityscape, and later which I applied them into my artworks. Even the colours will be selectively considered. Processed colours will be primarily used to signify the city as a crucial thriving spot that comprises the core of Singapore’s financial activities. Monochromatic tones will also be used, though sparingly, to retain its nature of a concrete infrastructure.