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14. Back to Where We’ve Never Been #2 (2018)

About the Artwork
The artwork being a reflection of the urban landscape. Roads, pathways and features we encounter undergo extensive reparation such that it constantly feels new. The constant upgrading provides a sense of a self-regenerative city. It is upon closer inspection can one see hints of patchwork. The artwork comprises of found road fragment encased in asphaltum lacquer and a shard of stainless steel with patterns of shapes echoing the marks of the ground, and combined in a manner to reflect regeneration.

About the Artist
Melissa Tan is a visual artist based in Singapore and received her BA (Fine Arts) from LASALLE College of the Arts in 2011. Her works are based on nature, themes of transience and beauty of the ephemeral. Her recent projects revolve around landscapes, astronomical bodies and the process of formation. Interested in geography, mythology and science fiction, she explores to translate the visual language through different mediums.

She was included in The Singapore Show: Future Proof, Singapore Art Museum at 8Q in 2012 and An Atlas of Mirrors, Singapore Biennale 2016, Singapore in 2016. She also participated in the National Art Council and Dena Foundation Artist Residency program (Paris, France) in 2013. Public collections include Singapore Art Museum (SAM), Marina Bay Sands (Singapore), Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) New York, Facebook (Singapore), CapitaLand (Singapore).

Back to Where We’ve Never Been #2 is donated by Artist and Richard Koh Fine Art.

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Artist name
Melissa Tan
Back to Where We've Never Been #2
Found road fragment, stainless steel, plaster and Asphaltum lacquer
24.5 x 12 x 13.5 cm

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