Chan Poh Ling (b. 1986) is a photographer who graduated with a BFA (Photography) from Nanyang Technological University’s School of Art, Design and Media. Poh Ling is equally well-versed in painting and enjoys the realism of both medias, having studied it as part of the Art Elective Program. However, as a photographer, she enjoys the immediacy the medium creates and has had her works exhibited at SAM (2004) and 2902 Gallery (2009) amongst others. Her position as a recipient of the MOE Teaching Award in Art has cultivated an aim to use new and interactive media to engage the new generation.
Poh Ling intends to share her quirky and nuanced observations of Singaporean life in a bid to be part of a community that can contribute to the country’s slow and rising arts scene. Naturally, her series Stockpiles In Singapore captures pictures of stockpiles whose exposures have been manipulated to make these man-made landscapes look picturesque. These stockpiles are situated in various parts of Singapore and thus reflect an extremely urbanized but land-scarce modern city in which Poh Ling attempts to construct artificial, romantic landscapes; landscapes whose impressions she forms through the media and the images she comes across. Her wish to generate international awareness of local culture is coupled with her desire to find the beauty in the mundane and right at home with a tad of imagination.
Lim Chu Kang Road Singapore Wood Compost
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Lorong Halus Singapore Sand
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