Jason Wee, Vanishing Point 5
This photograph by Singapore artist Jason Wee is part of his new series “Vanishing Point.” The Brooklyn Bridge in the background aptly symbolizes the project of Singapore Poetry to bring all things poetic about Singapore to New York and beyond. Jason Wee himself is a bridge: he lives as an artist and writer in both Singapore and New York. He is a part of the small contingent of creative Singaporeans who move back and forth between these cities.
As an artist, Wee takes a conceptual approach to a wide range of topics. “His work transforms our mutable and conflicting interpretations of history and space into various visual and written materials. These spaces may be an island, a school, cinema, city, or museum, the events historical moments of particular intensity. These events and spaces are, for him, conundrums of enigma, idealism and unexplored futures.” (from LaSalle College of the Arts faculty bio, updated with input from the artist)
You should also check out Grey Projects, which Wee founded and runs. It “supports nascent art practices with exhibitions, publications and residencies.” Physically it is located in recently hip Tiong Bahru, an old residential neighborhood that has been revitalized by the infusion of creative types. You can contact Jason Wee through the Grey Projects website.