About the Artist
Mei believes that nothing beats experiences that are more genuine than personal history, and the people connected with it. Her artworks span various mediums and techniques such as drawing, printmaking and bookbinding. She has exhibited in group shows in Singapore, the UK, Uruguay, Jordan and Indonesia, and is currently exploring the processes of printmaking, artist book structures, and batik dyeing. She actively shares her experiences through art education.
After Elizabeth Bishop’s poem, Questions of Travel (1965), the artist book Travelogic features Mei’s attempts at marbling a folded sunset whilst being in a state of wanderlust.
Travelogic is a culmination of fleeting memories of travel encounters, subtly scattered across pages of the double concertina. It is inspired by Mei’s journeys abroad over the last decade.
Travelogic was first shown at Brother Joseph McNally Gallery, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, LASALLE College of the Arts as part of The Winston Oh Travelogue Award’s 20th Anniversary Exhibition in 2019.
One more folded sunset: The Winston Oh Travelogue Award’s 20th-Anniversary Exhibition, installation view, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, LASALLE College of the Arts, 2019. Images: Wong Jing Wei, courtesy of the Artist.