The Borneo Post

Peisy Ting’s first solo painting exhibition highlights emotions under Covid-19


PETALING JAYA: Peisy Ting’s ongoing solo art exhibition expresses human emotions in a world overwhelme­d by the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown through abstract forms and colours.

Five of her works — ‘When Heaven Burns’, ‘Ghost Of Time’, ‘Shadow Of Dusk’, ‘Destructed Reality’, and ‘Destructed Dream’ — ‘play’ with dark colors such as a mixture of black, blue and orange to reflect pain, regret anxiety and loss due to the pandemic.

“All the five paintings were produced based on the current situation during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period.

The five abstract paintings are among Ting’s 24 artworks on display at the exhibition on ‘Transcende­nce – A Visual Exploratio­n of Self at Zhan Art Space’, taking place here until Sept 27.

“Beginning of this year, I was very hopeful, but the pandemic destroyed everything. I was at a loss, fearful, anxious and frustrated. The new reality shifted the previous normalcy and complacenc­y we were so accustomed to such that we questioned the state of our minds.

“My solo exhibition was initially scheduled to start in April, but was postponed due to the MCO,” said Ting, adding that all the painting on display – except the five mentioned earlier – were done over the last two years.

Ting, who has a degree in Visual Communicat­ion, uses acrylic paints and canvas as her medium to translate her experienti­al emotions into physical forms with simple and bold compositio­ns. — Bernama

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