Susie Wong: [after image] My Beautiful

5 September – 5 October 2014, Space Cottonseed, Singapore

By Sherman Sam

Weightless 3, 2012, 95gsm Maplitho paper, 94 × 127 cm. Courtesy Space Cottonseed, Seoul

Drawing tends to be associated with recording or study; as an act, it is both discipline and practice, and, for some, even thinking. Sketching or depicting from life, for example, has traditionally been considered a way to exercise both eye and hand in terms of seeing and translating what one sees. It had a speed and directness that was unsurpassed till the invention of photography. But, at first glance, Susie Wong’s drawings have none of these qualities: none of the immediacy or…

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