“Life is performance . . . fed and held in place, and eventually extinguished, by fundamental laws of chemistry and physics.” Tim Flannery, Here on Earth
I exhibit regularly in Adelaide, as well as having the opportunities to show my work in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and Singapore. I was selected as a finalist in numerous art awards, including high commendations in the Waterhouse Natural Science Art prize and the Adelaide Park Lands Art Prize. I was also winner of the 2015 Watershed Art Prize.
Constantly fascinated by the unschooled freshness of a child’s painting, which requires no rationalisation, I also draw upon my Asian heritage for inspiration. Artists whose creative output I find interesting, include Ian Fairweather, Joan Mitchell, Aida Tomescu, John Olsen and the Zhou Brothers (周氏兄弟). Citing influences can be at times problematic, for me authenticity can only emerge from the trails of continuous practise and reflections, but always with humanity and nature in mind
Painting, photography and text by Sum Woon Chow. All rights reserved.