THE ARTIST OF THE WEEK 08/10/2012: Song Nian

THE ARTIST OF THE WEEK

WEEK  08/10/2012

WHO

Song-Nian ANG (1983) is a Singaporean artist based in London. He finished his BA Photography at the Camberwell College of the Arts in 2011 where he received the International Graduate Scholarship to pursue his studies through a Masters in Photography course at the London College of Communication.
His photographs confront what we usually do not notice, places and spaces half-remembered, half forgotten; influenced and shaped by human presence.

WHY

Besides being awarded with the International Graduate Scholarship, Song has also won the  photography prize in the Noise Singapore competition in 2012, and his works have been exhibited widely as part of several major art events such as Photo Espana 2012, Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2011,  eCREA Emergent Lleida Festival 2010, Singapore International Photography Festival 2010 and the Singapore Art Exhibition in 2009. 

WHAT

His project “Many Detours : Washed-out & Interrupted”,  depicts sites of human occupancy, yet all human presence is erased from the images. Raising questions about the impact of human beings on the environment and the landscapes we occupy.

Underlining presence with absence, Song  portraits  the human occupants of the house and self-centred life they lead. Stemming from a fascination with the image we project or the spaces we inhabit, whose meaning is tied to human motives and behaviours.

WHEN AND WHERE

You can see his work  at:

The London College of Communication Final Exhibition, A Forming State. Private View: Monday 19 November 2012, 16:00 to 21:00. Opening Times: 14-23 November 2012,10:00 to 18:00 London College of Communication.SE1 6SB

 

MORE !

angsongnian.com

http://map12.info/ (NOVEMBER EXHIBITION)

http://www.gola.co.uk/borninbritain/the-event-of-the-year-final-exhibition-ma-photography-lcc/ (NOVEMBER EXHIBITION)

 

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