S.E.A. FOCUS 2023 a world, anew – Ivan David Ng


Richard Koh Fine Art (RKFA) is pleased to announce its participation at the S.E.A. FOCUS 2023 exhibition a world, anew with a presentation by Ivan David Ng (b. 1991). The showcase will run from 6 – 15 January 2023 at Tanjong Pagar Distripark, 39 Keppel Road #01-05, Singapore 089065.

Ivan David Ng’s practice investigates what it means to exist as a human, wedged between the celestial and terrestrial, recognizing our experiential and historical ties to land and sky.

These paintings contemplate the sun and the moon in a world in flux. The behaviour of these celestial bodies is characterised by predictability, which is why humanity has used them as timekeepers for thousands of years. The paintings incorporate collaged photographs of the observed light of the moon and the sun from the earth, in the form of light streaks and sky gradients, which function as metaphors of consistency. The same nature of light from these celestial bodies had been experienced by human beings, in the face of the ebb and flow of history and its cataclysms. Gestures and marks in paint and material function as agents of change, effacing and veiling. The repetitive application of the images of light and its erasure creates densely layered surfaces that simulate a dance of perpetuity and change. This interplay incarnates a cyclical, mystical condition of creation and renewal, which is often overlooked in an urban, materialist, information-saturated context.



Ivan David Ng (b.1991, Singapore) is an artist from Singapore, presently based in the US. With a multi-approach art practice informed by a painter’s sensibilities, he is interested in ideas surrounding the provenance of things, secrets hiding in plain sight and the act of making as a means of knowing. He received his BFA in Painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Summa Cum Laude and has exhibited in Singapore, the US and South Korea. He received the Gold Award (Established Artist Category) in the 39th UOB Painting of the Year in 2020 and worked on projects with Louis Vuitton, Singapore Land Group and Christian Liaigre.

  S.E.A. FOCUS 2023 a world, anew – Ivan David Ng

S.E.A. FOCUS 2023 a world, anew – Ivan David Ng

6 - 15 January 2023

Tanjong Pagar Distripark
39 Keppel Rd
Singapore 089065

Vernissage (by RSVP only)
5 Jan 2023 (Thursday)
6 – 9 pm

VIP Hour
6 Jan (Friday) – 15 Jan 2023 (Sunday)
12 – 1 pm

Public Days
6 Jan (Friday) – 15 Jan 2023 (Sunday)
1 – 8 pm

Ivan David Ng

Ivan David Ng – Light in Perpetual

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