About the Artwork
Breath Cloud belongs to a series of residue paintings, created by maneuvered staining and evaporation of large ice blocks of pigment through paper. Part of Dawn’s upcoming solo, Into Air, this work is the culmination of a 3 year study on the presence and passing of time through 3 ephemeral states—solid, liquid, then air. This method of painting involves lowering sheets of cotton paper, which act as a sieve, over a melted pool of acrylic, ink and dye pigments in a custom vat. The vat is manipulated over time until the liquid pigments fully breakdown and evaporate, leaving behind a topography of blooming shades.

About the Artist
Dawn is a multi-hyphenate visual artist, who has worked across a prolific breadth of mediums, motives and scale ranging from painting, photography, text, collage, light, sculpture to large scale installations. Her practice deals with time, memory and the ephemeral. Often characterized by poetry and luminous gradations in colour, Dawn’s work has been acquired by the Singapore Art Museum, and exhibited at the Musee d’art contemporain de Lyon, and the Lille3000 art festival, France. She has had solos in Art Basel Hong Kong and the Art Paris Art Fair, and shown in Sydney, Shanghai, Jakarta and New York. In 2016, Dawn was commissioned by the Hermes Foundation to inaugurate their Singapore gallery with a solo installation, and was also part of the Jeju Biennale, Korea in 2017.

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Artist name
Dawn Ng
Breath Cloud
Ink, acrylic and dye on archival watercolour paper
81.5 x 81.5 x 4.5 cm

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