Ruben Pang (b.1990, Singapore)

Born in Singapore in 1990, Ruben Pang is a graduate from the Lasalle College of the Arts, Faculty of Fine Art (2010). Pang's vibrant and ethereal work combines fluid technique with a kaleidoscopic palette. Without a preconceived image of the final compositions, Pang's artistic practice evolves throughout the painting's genesis, removing the boundary between abstraction and representation. This approach allows the motif to surface spontaneously, which Pang describes as "visual syncopation, like searching for a melody in white noise". Using oil paint and alkyd resin, the artist paints, scratches and erases his paintings using brushes, hands, palette knives and sandpaper, revealing layers of colour that reflect the projections of his pysche. Pang works on aluminium panels, which allow him greater freedom to transform the image as it develops. His work explores medium and method, creating a feeling of dynamism while testing the boundaries of colour, form and transparency. 

His recent international shows include a solo exhibition, 'Aetheric Portraiture' with Primae Noctis Art Gallery in Lugano, Switzerland and a group exhibition, Deep SEA with Primo Marella Gallery in Milan, Italy. Locally, he has exhibited and performed in the Singapore Art Museum, Lasalle College of the Art's Praxis and Project Space, The Substation and ChanHampe Galleries. He received the Winston Oh Travelogue Award (2010), the Georgette Chen Arts Scholarship (2009-2010), the Lasalle Award for Academic Excellence and was a finalist in the Sovereign Asian Art Prize in 2010 and 2011.

Pang , Ruben b.1990

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