January 2021
Singapore Art Week

Ben Loong

Singapore / Mizuma Gallery

Ben Loong (b. 1988, Singapore) paints and sculpts with industrial materials to explore the systems of value in contemporary society. Working primarily with gypsum plaster, the compositions are stripped of colour-relations and instead uses textured surfaces to create light and shade to guide the eye.

Loong will exhibit a solo presentation titled MONO, a new series of monochromatic work rendered in plaster and explores the act of storytelling, examining myths and legends, their patterns and meanings. Just as the brain detects patterns in visual forms of nature, it also detects patterns in information. Stories are recognisable patterns in which we find meaning, sharing that understanding with others and making sense of our world.

Loong graduated with a BA (Honours) in Fine Arts from the University of the Arts London (Chelsea College of Arts), London, United Kingdom in 2014. He has previously exhibited with Artcommune Gallery, Singapore (2019); Pearl Lam Galleries, Singapore (2018); Institute of Contemporary Art, Singapore (2018); I_S_L_A_N_D_S, Singapore (2018); Chan + Hori Contemporary, Singapore (2017); Harts Lane Studios, London, United Kingdom (2014); Mori+ Stein, London (2013). Loong lives and works in Singapore.

Ben Loong will be presenting his works at Mizuma Gallery.