Hsiung Lu-Fang ( hsiung.lufang @ gmail.com )
Lu-Fang received her Diploma in Fine Arts from Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore in 2007, and has worked with a small range of mediums and forms, exploring both representational and abstract paintings, and some sculptural and conceptual work. She has exhibited at art spaces as well as at art fairs. Currently, her paintings can be found in private collections, and Farrer Park Hospital, as part of the Farrer Park Company Art Collection.
Arising from a fascination with the flowing movement of liquid paint, in 2012 she started to create a series of abstract paintings on canvas which culminated in a joint exhibition “Invisible Connections”. While each work could stand on its own, the works were also all connected through her painting process, with canvases laid on top of each other while liquid paint flowed from one canvas to another. The idea that developed from the process of working on that series of artworks was how it related to the interdependent and interconnected nature of beings, whether we are aware of it or not. There was also the observation of the canvas ground being analogous to material bodies, subject to natural forces and transformation through time, and paint as a metaphor for memories and sensory experiences.
Lu-Fang’s past artworks have tended to manifest in forms that reveal her love for colour. Drawing inspiration from introspection, observations on the inner workings of the mind and on the human condition, as well as reflections on the temporal and the eternal, her abstract paintings often evoke associations with nature, imaginary landscapes and narratives.
Past projects include INSTINC 10: The Great Collaboration in 2014 and a self-started painting collaboration with another abstract artist Valerie Ng (Singapore/Malaysia) that culminated in a joint exhibition “Liquid Textures: Uncharted Depths of Abstract Surfaces” in 2016.
2016 Dec 1-4 “Liquid Textures: Uncharted Depths of Abstract Surfaces”, INSTINC Space, Singapore
2015 Nov 19-22 Bank Art Fair, Pan Pacific Hotel, Singapore
2014 Nov 19-23 “INSTINC 10: Celebrating a decade of art and collaboration”, Affordable Art Fair, Singapore
2014 Nov 15-16 “INSTINC 10: Celebrating a decade of art and collaboration”, Studio 67, Singapore
2013 Mar 15-17 “Invisible Connections”, INSTINC Space, Singapore
2011 Feb 19-27 “inFORMATION”, The Substation Gallery, Singapore
2007 Aug 9-15 “A Green Dot”, The Gallery at Singapore Management University, Singapore
2007 May 3-10 “In Transitu : asmuchforyouasitisforus”, Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore
Collections / Commissions
2014 The Farrer Park Company Art Collection, Farrer Park Hospital, Singapore
Residencies & Other Projects
2014 Nov 7-13 “INSTINC 10: The Great Collaboration”, Goodman Arts Centre, Singapore
2009 “Metamorphosis”, Arts for Health Community Art Installation Project at Singapore General Hospital
2006 Singapore Arts Street, sponsored by Tanglin Shopping Centre
2007 Diploma in Fine Arts (Painting), Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore
Bibliography / Reviews
Pamela Ng. “The Art Exchange”, Singapore issue 2015: Apr-Jun, Singapore International Foundation
Lim Kok Boon. “inFORMATION”, Art Reviews Boonscafe, 22 February 2011
Suzzana Chew. “inFORMATION – Data is Looking Sexy”, Artitute, 20 February 2011
Lim Kok Boon. “In Transitu : asmuchforyouasitisforus”, Art Reviews Boonscafe, 5 May 2007
2011 “Multiple Readings”, Singapore Architect 262, pp. 144 – 147
2011 “Candid Conversations”, an accompanying publication for the exhibition “inFORMATION”
2010 “A Different Paradise”, Singapore Architect 258, pp. 92 – 97
2009 “Climb Every Mountain”, Singapore Architect 254, pp. 148 – 153
2009 “Unaccustomed Art”, Singapore Architect 254, pp. 132 – 137
2009 “In Search of Inspiration”, Singapore Architect 253, pp. 136 – 139
2009 “House & Craft”, Singapore Architect 251, pp. 122 – 125.
2009 “Line on Paper”, Singapore Architect 248, pp. 140 – 147.
2007 “Alchemist”, The Praxis Press, pp. 13.