In Whorled, Chwee Kim uses these S-shaped ceramic pieces to symbolise changes, possibilities, continuity and flexibility in this VUCA world. Challenging the boundaries of a traditional medium through contemporary ways of manipulation, clay is being folded, stretched or twisted; just as if working with paper.
However, instead of attaching the individual ceramic pieces together permanently at the time of constructing, they are left as separate modules of analogous colours, easily interchanged or combined into new structures depicting the unique relationships of our connected worlds.
By Koek Chwee Kim
To see Chwee Kim’s final piece, come down to the SOTA Art Gallery from 4 March to 13 March 2020.
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