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

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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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