23/08/2020 09:46 AM

By Norhidayu Zainal


PETALING JAYA, Aug 22 -- Peisy Ting's ongoing solo art exhibition expresses human emotions in a world overwhelmed by the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown through abstract forms and colours.  

Five of her works - When Heaven Burns, Ghost Of Time, Shadow Of Dusk, Destructed Reality, and Destructed Dream - 'play' with dark colors such as a mixture of black, blue and orange to reflect pain, regret anxiety and loss due to the pandemic.

"All the five paintings were produced based on the current situation during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period. 

"Indirectly, it destroyed the dynamic of all things, as our perception of reality, hope, dreams, beliefs, and values ​​teetered to the brink of collapse, creating doubts,  whether the world would ever get back to the normalcy that had made us so comfortable, safe, and complacent," she told Bernama.

The five abstract paintings are among Ting’s 24 artworks on display at the exhibition entitled: Transcendence - A Visual Exploration of Self at Zhan Art Space, here from Aug 3 to Sept 27.

"Beginning of this year, I was very hopeful, but the pandemic destroyed everything. I was at a loss, fearful, anxious and frustrated.  The new reality shifted the previous normalcy and complacency we were so accustomed to such that we questioned the state of our minds.

"My solo exhibition was initially scheduled to start in April, but was postponed due to the MCO," she said, adding that the painting on display, except the five earlier mentioned, were done over the last two years.

Ting, who has a degree in Visual Communication, uses acrylic paints and canvas as her medium to translate her experiential emotions into physical forms with simple and bold compositions.

"I'm giving viewers a multi-layered visual odyssey by wielding bold colors and composition, enabling a visceral sensory experience encompassing joy and sorrow; strength and vulnerability; conflict and peace.

"My mission is to render the invisible visible - aiming to pierce the viewer's subconscious to challenge their emotions and questions what they see, leading them to look beyond the artwork itself and the one who created it," said Ting, who is a former art director.







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