Mindscapes: photographic encounters
Wong, Yoong Wah Alex (2012) Mindscapes: photographic encounters. Liew, Samantha, (ed.) 2902 Gallery, Singapore. ISBN 978-981-07-2299-9
My artworks take a critical view on the social, political and cultural issues in the world. I usually derive my photographic subjects and metaphors from everyday encounters and borderland discoveries that I have had the privilege to come across. There is no absolute right moment for photography. In that sense, what tends to be more important to me is the critical thinking that generates the content of the photographic series. Despite employing a variety of materials and processes in each of my projects, my methodology stays consistent. I allow the subject matter of each body of work to determine the materials and the form in which the work will take. Even if the materials differ, the recurring formal concerns and subject matter are intrinsically linked. I hope the person who experiences my work will be able to enter into his or her own contemplation through the journey from artwork to what the work inspires in them. The photographs you see in this book are individual works selected from various series that usually contain 15 to 35 pieces each in total. In a sense these are work in progress; it is an invitation to come together for the prospect of sharing knowledge and sharing experiences.
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