About Fong Jialok
Fong Jia Lok was born in 1997, and currently lives and works in Kuala Lumpur. He graduated from the Fine Art department at Dasein Academy of Art in 2018. Passionate about painting and drawing, his figurative works explore his personal response to the condition of contemporary society. He is interested in using charcoal, pigment pen, and oil paint to produce his work. ‘The Tendencies of a Human Being’ is an exhibition that showcases a series of works by Fong Jia Lok. Inspired by the curious nature of current cultures and trends, this exhibition features works that express Fong’s perception of how humans behave and lose their own identity in today’s culture. ...
About the artwork
Fong Jialok is interested in using charcoal, pigment pen and oil paint to produce his work. He explores the condition of the contemporary society and implements his personal response into his art using similar tiny figures, symbolising the interaction between people, community and culture. The idea for the piece came from a book called “The Crowd” and it is about general emotion and psychological feeling. In the book, it mentioned several psychology characteristics about people living in group i.e. impulsiveness, irritability, incapacity to reason, the absence of judgement of the critical spirit, the exaggeration of sentiments and so on. The subject matter reflects how I feel about what happening in our world today i.e. when a person become the part of a crowd they will lose their personal identity easily.
H 100 cm x W 162 cm x D 5 cm
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