Foo Hui Wen (b. Singapore, 1997)
 

Foo Hui Wen (b. 1997) is currently a multidisciplinary student at Lasalle College of the Arts in Singapore pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree, specializing in painting. She is a part time teacher at Global Art and has done an internship with renowned Singapore photographer Robert Zhao in 2016.

 

In the series “Artification” Hui Wen’s work investigates the theme of artificiality through the visual and conceptual nature of natural history illustrations; a fusion of true observation and artistic license along with theories of science and art in specific eras. Hui Wen investigates the aesthetic process and physical alteration of goldfish into a commercial commodity. Fascinated by the beauty and strangeness of goldfish, she uses their qualities to picture how one can embrace the mutations and naturalise them into a criteria for beauty. The types of goldfish that are most preferred, with the large round crowns on their heads, set the standards that one uses to classify and create a distinction between the desired and undesirable.

 

Hui Wen won the Winston Oh Travelogue Practice Award (2017) with “The Line Between Where Myths Lie” and the 22nd International Design Trend Concours, Korea Society of Design Trend (2017) with “Artification”. She also participated in group exhibitions such as “Calendula” at the Esplanade Annex Theatre and “ANOMALO(US)” at the La Salle Show. 

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