In line with Yeo Workshop’s mission for progressive programming, it proudly presents the first video-based solo exhibition in Singapore by Contemporary Vietnamese artist Quynh Dong. A selection of three major video-works, inclusive of one new piece, will be complemented by a body of intricate ceramic sculptures. The gallery boldly displays the extensive range of crafted skills by this up-and-coming Vietnamese artist for Singapore’s busiest week for Contemporary Art, “Art Week Singapore 2016”.
Quynh Dong is an emerging performance and video artist, whose work questions representation and revitalises the notion of a cliche aesthetic. Her work has been exhibited in major international exhibitions, such as Galerie Perrotin, Paris, and LISTE 17, The Young Art Fair in Basel, Switzerland. Additionally, her work has been subjected to several prizes. Dong has recently completed her two- year residency program at Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam.
In the show titled “Long Journey” Quynh introduces us to a selection of varying realities. The gallery space comprises of 3 hyper-real video works and a selection of ceramic objects. Deriving the title of the exhibition from the1986 television series ‘Journey to the West’, a selection of similar motifs appropriate the essence of the work. The contextualised setting of each piece is independently created and digitally enhanced to promote a reconstructed understanding of what is real; an exaggerated setting at the threshold of emotional overload. By challenging notions of representation and tradition, the work adopts a romantic perspective. Questioning the subject of women, idolising paradise, and re-interpreting visual stereotypes, the work redefines the cliche aesthetic.