Select a SchoolSchool of Arts & Humanities
Select a ProgrammeContemporary Art Practice
Select a StudentGeorge Wong Yung Choon
I attempted to draw, but my drawings were horrible. I crumpled the paper into a ball and tried to toss it into the wastepaper basket nearby.
I got up from my chair, picked up the ball of paper, and tried again. I missed again and tried a few more times. With each attempt, I realised that I was inching closer to the waste paper basket. Finally, I managed to throw the balled paper successfully into the basket.
I was very disappointed with my tossing ability and decided to retrieve the ball to try again.
When I peered into the basket, I realised that there were other balls of paper inside. This led me to muse on the things that people wanted to discard?
School of Arts & Humanities
MA Contemporary Art Practice
I am interested in humour, play, the invisibility of systems we encounter every day and the ironic imperfect knowledge of these systems. In my work, I always try to hijack systems with systems of my own.
I would also like to include a quote by someone famous in this statement but Google just cannot find it now.
- BA Mechanical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University
- ‘Terminal O’, The Horse Hospital, London, 2019; ‘Deviations’, 49 Hackney Road, London, 2019; 'First Draft', Objectifs Chapel Gallery, Singapore, 2017; The Art Incubator Exhibition – 'Views', Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore, 2011; 'Paradise Lost', 2902 Gallery, Singapore, 2009
- Highly Commended Prize, UOB Painting of the Year (Photography Category), Singapore, 2007