EARLY WORKS   1989 1993

Language Acquisition and Material Mastery in the Development of Chng Nai Wee

July 2001 at ippreciation DP Space Gallery, Singapore


        Techtonics, a collection of early works by Chng Nai Wee, demonstrates the process of language acquisition and material mastery in the development of the artist. These works clearly relate his attempts to infuse raw technological imagery and metallic paints in his vocabulary, to preserve the imprints of his art-making process, and to suggest a passing of time. The weight and construction of the works emphasise the strength and vitality of the artist in his youth. Techtonics is a fusion of two words: Tech - the applied advanced sciences, and Tectonics - the building of structures.