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Artist Research #3 : Roman Opalka

Benjamin Sim

Friday, Sep 02, 2016 - 12:27:41 am

@ Benjamin Sim

“It’s important that my last Detail should not be finished by me, but my life.”

One body of work ,from 1965 — 2011(death)

Opalka was painting small numbers in white pigment using a number “0” brush, creating rhythmical horizontal striations against a black background. Each canvas, or Detail, as he called it, would begin in the upper left corner and gradually Read more →


Artist Research #2 : Tehching Hsieh

Benjamin Sim

Thursday, Sep 01, 2016 - 10:17:05 pm

@ Benjamin Sim

Tehching Hsieh is a performance artist who’s works deals mainly with the concept of time. Using it as an artistic material and tool. His main works were 5 One Year Performance and a Thirteen Year Plan. What I got out from his work was his perseverance and his mental strength to push through for a long period of time.

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Artist Research #1 : On Kawara

Benjamin Sim

Thursday, Sep 01, 2016 - 09:58:51 pm

@ Benjamin Sim

On Kawara created paintings, drawings, books, and recordings that examined chronological time and its function as a measure of human existence. Artistic practice was characterized by its meditative approach to concepts of time, space, and consciousness.

Works of On Kawara that interest me

“Today” Series “I Got Up, I Met and I Went.” “I Am Still Alive”

4.JUNI 2001, 2001

from “Today” series, 1966-2013 Acrylic on canvas

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Sketches, Development and Shiny New Books


Friday, Aug 26, 2016 - 12:01:45 pm

@ Beverly Goh

Progress is made. I got a new book/reference, and found new direction and key words to look up.

Looking into the theme of ero-guro or ero-guro nansensu (erotic grotesque nonsense), a rebellion of grotesque imagery exploring the fragmentation of the body in Japan of the 1930s. I expanded the fragmentation of the society with its instability and purported that the body Read more →