Richard Koh Fine Art (RKFA) is pleased to announce Singaporean artist Ben Puah (b.1976) solo exhibition in Singapore. Titled, Deities and Demons, it is slated to run from 27 August – 18 September 2021 at Richard Koh Fine Art Singapore, Blk 47 Malan Road Singapore 109444.
A traffic jam embodies congestion. Roads and drivers are tested. People and machines become impatient. The final destination seems out of sight and mind, impossible to reach. In Deities and Demons, Ben Puah’s current series of works reveal the metaphorical clogging of human psyche, man-made systems and political turmoil. Capturing life in global disarray, Puah’s collages reference the complications of pandemic reality. In addition, imagery derived from numerical representation influence this ongoing body of work. Foreboding omens and the rapid race to arrive through any means places the artist in a crazed driver’s seat. Conflating worlds of absurdist culture and the afterlife, Puah takes the wheel in leading audiences through the heavy traffic of his practice.
Ben Puah (b.1976, Singapore) is an exciting figure in a new breed of contemporary Asian artists. Born in Singapore in 1976, Ben studied at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and LASALLE College of the Arts. He received his BFA with Distinction from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2000. He is also the recipient for the President’s Young Talents in 2001.
Art is very important to Ben because it is a way of expressing oneself and an abstraction of how he feels about life. His works are like in the state of phantasmagoria where there is a mix of real and imagined elements.
Ben has exhibited his works in Singapore, Iran, Australia, Germany, Japan, USA, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Brazil, London, Malaysia, China and Phillippines. His works are collected by private individuals and public institutions; including Singapore Art Museum, National Institute of Education (Singapore), Vietnam Fine Art Association and Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment (Singapore).
Ben Puah – Deities & Demons
27 August - 18 September 2021
Richard Koh Fine Art,
Blk 47 Malan Road,
#01-26 Gillman Barracks,
Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 7pm
Acrylic, spray paint, inkjet prints, ink, and rice paper collage on canvas
130 x 210 cm
Inside The Boxing Ring
Acrylic, ink, inkjet prints, and rice paper collage on wood
60 x 60 cm
The Man Who Sold His Soul To The Devil
Acrylic and rice paper collage on wood
60 x 60 cm