Ye Shu Fang
Chocolate Painting 2000
White chocolate, hard fat and food colouring
Ye’s wall paintings in chocolate introduce an element of play and ‘masak-masak,’ a Singaporean term for ‘pretending to play at cooking’ (referencing little girl’s games), into an otherwise modernist language of minimalism. Executed directly onto the wall of the gallery, Ye’s paintings are both site-orientated and temporal in nature. After a time, a hint of rancid milk and fat becomes detectable, the shelf life of the material underscoring the artist’s interest in examining definitions of process and space in contemporary art making.