Nine Cairnhill

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Mixed Media, Acrylic on watercolour paper and powder-coated mild steel, 87x122.5x4.5cm (104x149cm), 2016
Artist:  Melissa Tan (b.1989), Singapore
Location:  Nine Cairnhill Level 7, Singapore


Space objects, including asteroids, are deemed lost if their trajectories are no longer traceable, and so objects newly discovered may simply be a rediscovery of previously lost objects. Melissa Tan likens this to the inevitable unpredictability of human lives, despite efforts to chart a direction. The Arc of Uncertainties series was inspired by this connection: from the asteroid-shaped paper-relief artwork, seemingly familiar forms emerge, only to disappear, waiting to be rediscovered again.

Artist’s Biography

Melissa Tan received her BA (Fine Arts) from Lasalle College of the Arts. Tan has participated in museum group exhibitions such as The Singapore Show: Future Proof, and Singapore Biennale 2016: An Atlas of Mirrors.

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