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Genevieve Chua
AFTER THE FLOOD #18, #19, #20   
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 31,250 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
278
Genevieve Chua
AFTER THE FLOOD #18, #19, #20   
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 31,250 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Paintings

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Hong Kong

Genevieve Chua
B.1984
AFTER THE FLOOD #18, #19, #20   

SIGNED AND NUMBERED 1/1 ON THE REVERSE OF EACH PHOTOGRAPH


HAND-COLOURED PHOTOGRAPH, IN 3 PARTS
EACH: 50.8 BY 76.2 CM.; 20 BY 30 IN. (3)
OVERALL: 50.8 BY 228.6 CM.; 20 BY 90 IN.
EXECUTED IN 2010, THESE WORKS ARE UNIQUE EDITIONS
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Catalogue Note

"After the flood is hypothesised as a large expanse of space that has settled after the 50th flood. It is an ecosystem that consists of the most resistant of plants in the secondary and tropical rainforest in Singapore. This consists of a stubborn sprawl of shrubberies, weeds, ferns, flowers, and a genus of trees that begin to grow despite extremely poor and shallow conditions of the soil.
The series highlights weeds and vines that rain down on existing vegetation and form carpets from tree to tree. These scenes are found at the margins of Adinandra Belukar (secondary forest) found in Singapore. When grown in a small pot, some of these weeds will not grow anymore than a few feet and will live for years and years. However, in an expanse of space, it sprawls rapidly and can grow up to about a foot a day, smothering anything in its path. With its dense tangle of hairy stems and large leaves, it suffocates other vegetation of their sunlight. Depending on tastes, an establishment of these weeds may be regarded as a pest or something of a beautiful sight."
GENEVIEVE CHUA, THE ARTIST'S STATEMENT, 2010

Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Paintings

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Hong Kong