11. Hock Lee Bus (2015)
Singaporean artist Jimmy Ong is known for his large-scale figurative charcoal works on paper that are deeply personal. Autobiographical circumstances and familial relationships are often interwoven with societal issues relating to gender, sexuality and social exclusion. Drawing references from Javanese myths and legends, art and history, such as the 1955 Hock Lee bus riot; Ong dramatises events and individuals to explore modern and contemporary representations of narrative in Southeast Asia that have yet to be explored.
The work comes with a hardcover volume of “From Bukit Larangan to Borobudur: Recent Drawings by Jimmy Ong 2000-2015”, written by acclaimed art historian T. K. Sabapathy.
Edition of 10, 8 AP
45 x 30 cm
56.5 x 50 x 4 cm (framed)