Using found objects such as corrugated metal sheets, nails and rods, Abstract Composition is a fine example of Soo Pieng’s penchant for experimentation with non-art materials. The artist’s fascination with the everyday comes to the forefront in this piece, where a variety of metal objects and fragments have been installed onto and secured on with a layer of paint, giving the work a visually powerful sculptural quality.
Signature: Signed and dated ‘Soo Pieng 70’ (on the reverse) with frame 129 x 104.5 cm
Image rights: © Art Agenda, S.E.A., 2016
About Cheong Soo Pieng
Singaporean, 1917-1983, China, based in Singapore