Graphite on paper, 2022
Khor Ting Yan
Zhenghua Primary School

Bus rides to and from school have always been moments of respite for me; either the calm before a chaotic day, or the sigh of relief from an exhausting one. My seat on the bus seems like a space of my own, yet it is also a communal one. I peer at others from the corner of my eye: a child looking excitedly out the window, a tired student slumped in his seat, a middle-aged lady on her way home from buying groceries. The overlapping of my own internal headspace (inner space – depth) is momentarily interrupted by the environment around me (extended space – width) – the ringing of someone’s phone, the beeping of ez-link cards, the laughter of secondary school students, as my internal musings intermingle with external observations.

Khor Ting Yan (b.  1995, Singapore) is a Singaporean artist and art educator. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Emphasis in Art Education from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education from National Institute of Education, Singapore. She is currently a primary school art teacher. She works across a variety of media (printmaking, drawing, painting, collage, fibers and textiles, installation) to explore the mundane in both the urban and natural landscape. In her free time, you will probably find her on the rock climbing walls.

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