In a video excerpt for an exhibition at Richard Koh Fine Art, ‘A Decade Apart / Together’, Singapore artist Odelia Tang quoted the contemporary Japanese artist Fuyuko Matsui: “Pain is something we can sympathetically feel, a condition pointing to a more intuitive realm of communication.” It became a catalyst for Odelia to develop her practice around the negotiation of pain, identity and the unconscious. Working across painting, drawing and sculptural installations, she imbues her materials with metaphorical meanings to relate the universal feeling of affliction.