Showcasing luminescent sculptures suspended in space, Chng Nai Wees Moleculux - Luminescent Bodies in Hyperspace is the very first outdoor light installation to be held at Sculpture Square. This unique sculpture explores the aesthetics of micro-organic forms, and the interplay of light intensity, colour and dynamics. Multi-coloured, industrial-quality light cables will be encased in translucent plastic, and suspended from different points at Sculpture Square‚s exterior site.
During the day, the sculpture will be observed as a 3-dimensional formation of light cable on white painted frame. When dusk arrives and the lights are turned on, it will transform into a glowing light sculpture cast against the night sky.
A practising ophthalmologist, Chng is fascinated by the intricate relationship between technology and artistic creativity, often experimenting with innovative technologies in his work. In turn, his works explore the effect of technological advancement on the individual and environment.
This attempt to cross boundaries and to tie technology, medicine and art together can be seen in his previous works. In Biotechnics, his solo exhibition in 1998, his pieces explored the idea of construction work on the human body in a wired world.
Chng has been the recipient of Singapore‚s most coveted awards including the Young Artist Award from the National Arts Council (1999), the Dr Tan Tze Chor Art Award (1995), and the Philip Morris ASEAN Art Awards (Honourable Mentions, 1994). In 1991, at 21, he became the youngest artist to stage a solo show at Singapores National Museum.
In addition, his works have been exhibited extensively in countries such as Japan, France, Ireland, England, China and Singapore. This outdoor light installation will be Chngs fourth solo exhibition.
Chng is an alumni of Anglo-Chinese School; Hwa Chong Junior College; the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland; The National University of Singapore; and Yale University in the US. He has also pursued part-time painting classes at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore.