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Working Spaces

Working Spaces presents an imaginary space which we hold close to our heart, laced with the animal instincts of being territorial, filling it with the clutter in our minds. It is the most honest depiction of the working man as he considers the desk a nonliving object and does not guard against it.

Perhaps, we can start to wonder whether the desk is merely a working space or if it is a reflection of himself and a prison to his person?


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For reasons highlighted above, featured below are the thoughts that the artist had considered in the making of Working Spaces and the processes the artist had gone through. Take your time to appreciate the work that had gone behind the single piece of final work. We hope that you too will be able to see that the value of art lies not solely in the outcome but also in the thoughts of the artist and how that was translated through a physical medium. May this will start your creative juices flowing. Happy art-making!

Artist’s sketches:

Beryl was waiting for a friend whilst at the library when she observed a lady getting upset at her computer. Finding the scenario rather comical and unique, she quickly took out her sketchbook and drew her expressions down. This later triggered a thought: Since inanimate objects have no capacity to judge us, we are likely to reveal our true self to them.

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Applying what she had learnt at the INK!pulse CAPS! 2017 Workshop and expanding on the thought she had above, Beryl went back to her office and decided to sketch the working spaces of her colleagues.

Her sketches in pen:

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Her sketches with ink:

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Done by: Beryl Kwok Liwen
Posted in Art

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