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Yi Lin Juliana Ong

MA work

My processes involve the translation of writings in the language of drawing. I seek the fascination of displacing the viewers through a piece of seemingly readable yet incomprehensible text. This series of work is prompted by factual events and fabricated memories. In the ambiguity of words strung together and read out of context, I further conceal my stories within these inked markings. As my thoughts translate and my voice mutates in an altering labyrinth of drawn alphabets, my artworks intend to promulgate the multiplicity of abstract conception. In all, I crave the beauty of ambiguity and the awe of decipherment.


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Communication

    Programme

    MA Visual Communication, 2011

  • My processes involve the translation of writings in the language of drawing. I seek the fascination of displacing the viewers through a piece of seemingly readable yet incomprehensible text. This series of work is prompted by factual events and fabricated memories. In the ambiguity of words strung together and read out of context, I further conceal my stories within these inked markings. As my thoughts translate and my voice mutates in an altering labyrinth of drawn alphabets, my artworks intend to promulgate the multiplicity of abstract conception. In all, I crave the beauty of ambiguity and the awe of decipherment.


  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Graphic Design (First Class), University of the Arts London, 2008; Diploma, Visual Communications, Temasek Design School, Singapore, 2003
  • Experience

  • Junior art director, DDB, Singapore, 2008-9; Freelance graphic designer, Singapore, 2003-6
  • Exhibitions

  • MAN Drawing Prize 2011, Royal College of Art, 2011; Work-in-progress Show, Royal College of Art, 2010; Anti-Design Festival, Londonewcastle Project Space, London, 2010; Oberon Books Illustration Awards, Royal College of Art, 2009
  • Awards

  • Winner, DesignSingapore Council Scholarship, 2009; Winner, Young Designers Award, Designers Association Singapore Awards, 2003