M O N A  C H O O

MA Art & Science, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London.

 
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As a multi-disciplinary practitioner, my work sits in the overlap between science and spirituality. My current pursuit is to understand consciousness, hence the key influences for my work, among many, include theories of quantum physics, sacred geometry and higher dimensions.


Consciousness may exist outside of, and influence us, from beyond the three spatial dimensions that our physical bodies inhabit. To explore this notion, my work alternates between dimensions - between the first, second and third dimensions, between inside and outside, empty and solid, visible and invisible.


Much of my current experimental work involves a layering of processes, beginning with printmaking on clear material which evolve organically into objects, exploring the ambiguity that lies between the two dimensional surface and the three dimensional object.


The transparent nature of the chosen materials is therefore an important aspect, together with using light and shadow, in creating ambiguity.


The nature of consciousness, of what constitutes our reality, of dimensions beyond the three that we know, are all aspects of the fields of science and spirituality that continually drive my research and provide conceptual substance for the work.


There is a reality crisis we face today, according to quantum physicists, and it is time to throw open the doors of scientific research in order to investigate the elusive nature of reality. It is urgent.


Art is the platform on which my enquiries into science and spirituality come together, often leading to more questions, provocations and discourses than to answers.

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CURRENT NEWS:


Commissioned by Il Lido Group, (Singapore) for their new restaurant AURA, at the National Gallery of Singapore.


Recently invited to speak at The College of the Arts, University of Tasmania.


Shortlisted for the first Wapping Project Berlin artist residency, 2015.


Mona Choo exhibited in Art Stage Singapore (22-25 January 2015). She is represented by Art-2 Gallery in Singapore.


“Art Stage Singapore is the leading Asian art fair connecting the world to the best of Asian contemporary art.”


Her work was also shown at Art-2 Gallery during Art in Motion (16-25 January 2015), Singapore’s first ever curated tour of the city’s premier art galleries and taking place during Singapore Art Week.


Other recent shows and activity:


Korean International Art Fair, Seoul, September 2014. Represented by Art-2 Gallery, Singapore. More info here: www.kiaf.org.


Mona was one of four finalists for the South Place Hotel Art Prize 2014, London. The South Place Hotel is a D&D London hotel.


Mona was recently one of four shortlisted graduates to participate in the Central Saint Martins Graduate Consultancy Programme.

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Some recently sold work:

The Physics of Life, 2014.

Screenprint on copolyester sheet, bent, twisted and secured in place by cut-and-slot method.

Private collection, Singapore

Mona would like to gratefully acknowledge the generous support of the Lee Foundation (Singapore) throughout her artistic career.

Thank you also to Formech International Ltd (Paul, you’re the man) for sponsoring the copolyester sheets, without which I would be in some strife today.

Photo: Mark Perry

Web, 2013.

Screenprint on polyester sheet, bent, twisted and secured in place by cut-and-slot method.

Private collection, Singapore

City Limits, 2011.

Acrylic, pastel and conté on digitally printed canvas.

Private collection, Singapore

Latest work below: please click on the images to see more information.

Dimensional Twist  (2015)

Multiple processes, digital archival print on canvas.

80 x 60 cm

The Thin Veil  (2015)

Multiple processes, digital archival print on canvas.

80 x 60 cm

Through the Veil  (2015)

Multiple processes, digital archival print on canvas.

80 x 60 cm

Me in the other Universe (2015)

Multiple processes, digital archival print on canvas.

80 x 60 cm

The Other Side (2015)

Multiple processes, digital archival print on canvas.

80 x 60 cm

“Anyone who becomes seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that there is a spirit manifest in the laws of the universe, a spirit vastly superior to that of man.”  Albert Einstein, 1879 - 1955.    

The effects within these experimental pieces were achieved through a number of processes, including drawing, screenprinting, shape forming and photography, and do not involve any digital retouching (only minor tonal adjustments were made).


Please click here to read more about how they were produced and the inspiration behind them.