Singapore / Yavuz Gallery
Joanne Pang (b. 1986, Singapore) explores the relationships between memory, structure and materiality through site-specific installations, paintings and drawings. Pang encapsulates the ephemeral sensibilities of time and its relationship to the tender nature of memory – its fluidity, stagnancy and the tensions in between. Through a soak stain technique in her paintings and drawings, the artist puts across simultaneously the push and pull of intentional action and inaction, of decisive strokes and languid flows.
The resulting works are incredibly complex, that captures at once its paradoxical states. The exploration of these relationships are also translated through Pang’s sculptural and installation works, that span across the materials of bitumen, asphalt and metal. In her latest series of work, floral and fauna impressions housed within circular metal panels explore the circularity of time as a fertile paradigm that incubates and rejuvenates; hints of femininity are echoed in the recurring motif of the Vesica Piscis. As a new mother, the works lend a glimpse to Pang’s current dwellings on the poetics of life and its creative force.
Pang holds a MFA from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art, Denmark and a BFA in Visual Communication from Nanyang Technological University School of Art, Design and Media, Singapore.