Born in 1988, Jying Tan graduated from Open University of London in 2010 and is currently pursuing her Master Degree in Arts at Goldsmith University of London. Her recent 5 main activities include: Land - 6th Tropical Lab exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore (2012), OH! Open House at Tiong Bahru, Singapore (2012), Touchpoint at the Evil Empire, Singapore (2011), Take Away at Sabanci University, Istanbul (2010) and her second solo exhibition (De)part at Trispace, Singapore (2011).
Jying is currently a lecturer in LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore. She is an annual recipient of the National Art Council of Singapore (NAC) scholarship between 2008-2011, a recipient of the prominent Dr Winston Oh's Travel Award in 2009 and 27th UOB Painting of the year (Highly Commended) in 2008 and the winner of the France+Singapore New generation Artist in 2009.
About works / performance
Ephemerality refers to the short-lived of tangible substance. It suggests to us a sense of temporal in reality. To an extend, our reality is build upon individual's memory of a subject/ object. Therefore, a distortion of memory may confuse us with what is real and what is not. In this project, I would center my research on the domestic space as a place that housed memory. This project shall explore and seek to understand how visual elements of domesticity such as domestic space and objects could suggest ephemerality of domestic via distorted memory and can haunt the viewer and create a negative sensation that harbors within one's psyche. One of the key reference would be a Japanese aesthetics - Mono no Aware.