Liew Mei Toong

Born in Johor Bahru in 1996 and study in the department of fine art in Dasein Academy of Art, Mei Toong has actively taking part in exhibitions and competitions. The subject matter of her work involves herself in relation to the people surrounding her and the strangers that she comes across in different spaces.

“My works explore the people in my lifeblood that I observed and encounter in different times and space. They record my inner emotions swing as well as my sentiments towards outer experiences including childhood memories, trivial of everyday life and my personal experiences when encountering people. Time refers the past, now and moments of a day, whilst space refers to venue, location and existence that consist of subjective materiality. And people refer to the familiars and strangers.

The content of the works shuttles between togetherness, parting, sadness and anxiety about conditions of life. I enjoy expressing my sensible side with broken images and textured surface. I attempted to present vicissitude, loneliness, depression and helplessness found within the cause and effect of life.

I adopt the techniques of building, destroying and repairing in my work. It suggests a sense of life mending within the process of arranging, taking away and rearranging. The works allow the viewers to engage in a narrative concerning the complication of life”

 

Where Are You Heading?
Paper, print, gloss gel and acrylic on canvas
90 x 102 cm
2017

 

Wave of Sense
Paper, print, gloss gel and acrylic on canvas
98 x 130 cm
2017