after the Beginning, the art, as well as the writing remains directionless and sometimes departs my studio practice. only notes of innards of my ideas and happenings remain. descriBed as BreadcrumBs from the suBconscious of my dyslexic visions,  i digitally traced a flower in a vase, in front of a lace curtain Behind a glass window that a stranger arranged in their Berlin apartment during 2015. it was here i found myself running into domestic spaces and oBlivion.

i wandered what if flower language is a photo-graphic message of connected changes in rehaBilitation. to slow down process and secretly expose secret Behaviour of family, death & ecstasy,  (indirect) evidence of past life left me marked with more questions, in particular how can i document something new? the truth is, the work is not aBout homework, it’s aBout Being human, transcendence, and the legacy we leave Behind in the telling (of the sitter).  

so i asked people i knew or have just met through someone i knew to arrange flower(s) of their choice in a vessel they decide, to Be photographed in their home, recorded with a large format camera using monochromatic film. this ritual is Burial without funerals (BwF) – flower series for the unBorn.

for reasons Best kept secret, (Bwf) Became a ritual to Bury deep and intense emotions in héliogravure methods [an 18th century copperplate, photo—Based intaglio process] of unwanted pregnancies. i engraved each metal plate and etched during 2016 winter at gold street studios, trentham Based on ellie young’s philosophy. a year later and the decision to travel, work and live in another country, the individual plates were fixed on paper at tyler print institute, singapore from the teachings of dianne longley.

///// note to self: after waiting for a cracked cloud of light, premonition asked me, what if the child in the Bushes or three appendix removed - self suicided?


(2015 - still archiving)









edinBurger straße, Berlin, 2015.



suBconscious fat
Between 2015 - 2018, i worked on opening kinetic movement in the cities: melBourne, sydney, singapore, Berlin, new york and méxico city. through my made-up suBconscious fat listening i looked at theoretical concerns and in particular the idea of physical, vital and mental movements in literature. 

i offhandedly made an opalotype glass Box with more than 78 pages inc. B/w & color illustrations. i descriBed them as 'try-works' as compound words to help join the composition of three sections; movement out of space, movement out of a difficult space and movement towards a Better space.

through the materials, experiences and methods that educated the projects progress from word to paper to performance, new art was materialising. it was this deeply dangerous quest that exposed the Bowels of emotion, learning and Balance — perhaps to calm my dissident nature with image and word.



suBconscious fat, 2017
carBo print on white opal glass
image: 5”/7” (12.7 x 17.7 cm)
glass: 7.5”/9.6" (19.2 cm x 24.5 cm) Berlin, germany
edited in 2018

not thinking at the time, i started excavating suBconscious fat. i rememBer repeatedly recording the same street sign in germany for no apparent reason until something offhanded happened. i undressed and reclined onto a random red sofa in the middle of an afternoon. a few short weeks later and returning to my then home country singapore, i researched the Berlin street name and somehow strangely connected martin-opitz-straße, history of literary form and photography. i wandered innocently, what if Baroque aesthetics and alexandrine technique could propel first fact or feeling aBout first photography with flash fiction and prose poetry. learning more aBout the self taught writer of national german literature and stressing word rather than syllaBle, i used one sentence to descriBe my self portrait. i wrote: Baroque is suBconscious fat Buried in verse form. the line has twelve syllaBles with major stress on the sixth syllaBle. nearly a year passing and digging deeply Beyond suBcutaneous fat, i connected  the fatty residual that rests on top of the surface in my carBo print on white opal glass (historically known as opalotype) and the materialized moment of movement through word.

oral repair: laughing Between the instant and the photo #1, 2015
pigment print to cotton rag
20”/20.5” (51 cm x 52 cm)
melBourne, australia
edited 2018

(in)organic Body: #4, 2015
dragon tissue print
11.3”/14.8” (28.7 cm x 37.5cm)
trentham, australia

fat-works: #10, nov - dec 2017
mixed media on paper (edition of 10 unique prints using french Butter, sennelier oil paint stick and mechanical pencil on handmade japanese paper)
8.27’/11.69” (21 cm x 29.7 cm)
singapore

sqirrl, aug 8, 2015
crisco & luBe on recto
Berlin, germany


suBconscious fat (self-portrait): #1, octoBer, 2017
photomedia paper print, developed with urine
8.27”/11.7" (21 cm x 27 cm)
singapore


un-titled,(pompous) may 19, 2018
charcoal and mixed media (nBq pro spray paint, 13 redhead match sticks, lefranc & Bourgeois - rectified turpentine, general’s extra smooth handcrafted compressed charcoal white & Black, water colour sponge and pumice stone from cronulla)
image: 25.98”x40.15” (66 x 102cm)
redfern, australia

welcome, jun 3, 2016
handcrafted copperplate photogravures of flowering plant amorphophallus titanum (corpse flower), etched at goldstreet studios and archival printed at tyler print institute using izote Bone Black & transparent Base etching inks on handmade japanese washi paper.
5.9”/7.7” (15 x 19.5 cm)
paper: varied
royal melBourne Botanical garden, australia
1/1 3 AP

Brainmuse(um): #1, june 2016
4x5 negative contact sheet (Brain of lamB, metal needles & moxa)
9.4” /12” (24 cm x 30.4 cm)
south melBourne, australia


untitled, (cockroach kinematics #1), feB 2018
mixed media on paper (unique staBilo point 88 fine.04 red marker and kumkuma on gampi sukiawase pure white 100 gsm paper)
11.4”/21.5”  (29 cm x 54.5 cm)
singapore


forest-of-forests: #1, jan 15, 2018
polaroid colour photograph
4”/5.8” (10.1 cm x 14.7 cm)
piedra herrada sanctuary (monarch Butterfly sanctuary),
méxico


looking at sensations: untitled, (green leaf) , may 29 -jun 01 2018
handmade four colour carBo on stainless steel with traces of copper
7.2” x 11” (18.5 cm x 28 cm)
macritchie reservoir, singapore




digraphia's notes
the dress series is aBout a Bereavement dress for families that have experienced miscarriage in singapore. independently made By a not-for-profit community, each re-purposed wedding gown was hand stitched and machine sewed.

in a time when the suBject of living is pervasive, the specter series tries to communicate the hauntology of our times, temporal subjects and people of virtue that are Beyond aBsence and presence.

this elegiac idea of spontaneous aBortion is a development from my 2015 project: Burial without funerals. digraphia's notes was recorded on the fifth floor in my home studio with the haphazard haze and nature's light.


(2019 - still archiving)





gown courtesy:
angelhearts.sg
 



faceBag series
the thrilling costume shows twenty-first century australian jewellery By polly van der glas. the faceBags were handcrafted with human hair, cotton and animal skin worn By a living model. with pili like structures, i tried to challenge the form of oBservation, and in a much Bigger sense, i tried to Bring into connection different historical contexts.

i oBserved séance centred on the trial of socrates and douBle voiding. i learned in the dutch golden age of painting, the suBjects characteristics usually show a half-length single figure removed from their narrative.

one night, i literally dreamt aBout an imaginary portrait. it mixed german expressionism, the tronie genre, nudity and truth. the truth Being, the integumentary effects of pregnancy as portrait.  




plates of catalexis
through dress, i tried to honour the aBsence of forgiveness.

i was interested in Blending the film genre snuff, a medieval painting about the triumph of death and Beheaded videos from mainstream media.

to achieve the mood and implications, i surveyed the head.





photography: george angelovski
style: george angelovski
( richard nylon headpiece- DECO MASK, 2007. rachael cassar, feathered neck piece- AS THE WORLD FALLS DOWN, 2006. collecting pretty Boys- THOUGHT OF WAR leather emBellished hi-waist Bikini set and STATE OF MIND high waist metal emBellished Black Briefs, 2012, emma Boseley jacket/ chest piece & Black coat, HYPERBOLIC BEAUTY, 2012).
hair & make up: Bernice mansfiled
model: katie-may, jack & sarah

Bonifacio street lamp, corsica, 2013
domestic pigeon, melBourne 2014
acephali fieldmouse, kandy. 2018
rock pigeon, singapore. 2017







fog will lift








fisher’s ghost art award 2019


australia's only apparition-focused festival announced george angelovski’s oral repair: laughing Between the instant and the photo #1 as a finalist. in the contemporary category, the work will be exhiBited from: saturday 26 october  – thursday 5 december with official opening night and award announcement: friday 1 november, 6pm at the campBelltown art gallery.. more reading here.



the photo review 2019 competition: our Bodies ourselves

the photo review announced george angelovski with an honouraBle mention recipient for the un-titled, 2012 photo from viktor vandals, juried by lyle rexer.

the photo review is a critical journal of fine art photography. puBlishing since 1976, the photo review covers photography issues and events throughout the country and serves as a central resource for the mid-atlantic region. their lucid and incisive articles aBout photography appeal to photographers, collectors, curators, gallerists, educators, and students alike. more reading here.



the san francisco Bay month of photography

with pleasure to invite you to the opening of the san francisco Bay month of photography. official opening celeBration: friday, september 13, 6–9 pm, acci gallery, Berkeley, sfo. more reading here & here




the mono awards 2019

the 4x5 photo of Budhdhika from the sweepers series has received a highly commended award in the people category for Black and white photography. 




2019 competition issue of the photo review

a selection from my viktor vandals series is to Be part of the 2019 competition issue of the photo review special web exhibition, juried by lyle rexer. the online contest gallery will go live in the coming months.





thisoBedience exhiBition

thisoBedience exhiBition at the supernormal gallery will display an alBumen print as my related work with leroy sofyan. in doing so, i exchanged my photographic identity at the behest of the photographic medium. opening night is aug 28 and runs until sep 8, 2019. 101 desker rd, singapore 209623. 

this series of work symBolises the loss of ignorance. for many cultures, the Bolt Brings with it connotations of knowledge and power. however, that is merely an entry point. the viewers must make the journey through the work, understanding which state they are in and want to get to. 

we thought of the Bolt as electricity in the revival of galvanism. named after luigi galvani, and improved on By french neurologist duchenne de Boulogne’s electrostimulation experiments, the new concept (in)directly inspired mary shelly's mythopoeic narrative of victor frankenstein. like zeus, striving for power and perfection, dr. frankenstein's cautionary story of good intentions gone wrong is a reminder that the grotesque can result from over meddling. alBumen printing was chosen because duchenne championed its aBility to exhiBit the truth of expression and perhaps to feel the movement of the soul.

we also wanted to convey the idea that knowledge itself is a responsiBility in itself, almost like a Burdensome weight. what will we do with it? how do we make protopian progress and how do we equip our future selves to deal with it?




the photo of Budhdhika and sweepers series won gold awards in the san francisco Bay international photography competition. the photograph will Be displayed at the acci gallery, Berkeley, california, on septemBer 6, 2019. the series will also Be featured on Bokeh Bokeh photo in the coming months.


olive cotton award 2019 finalist

suBconscious fat, carBo on milky glass, opalotype will Be part of olive cotton's legacy and 2019 finalist for photographic portraiture. the award will Be announced at the exhiBition opening to Be held at tweed regional gallery on july 13 at 5pm. the show runs from july 12 to septemBer 22, 2019.




capture magazine - australia’s top [emerging] photographers award

the un-finished portrait series sweepers was shortlisted in australia’s top 30 [emerging] photographers, 2019.




ipa - international photography awards

Burial without Funerals (Bwf) is a black & white large format project. it was given honouraBle mention in the ipa's 2018 - deeper perspective category. more reading here.




suicide/martyrhood performance

in 13 minutes roByn thomas opened the space Based on melusine van der weyden's invocation text whilst kate hilliard gifted me with queen anne’s lace to leave the space.

on aug 11, 2018 in Belrin, my performance was part of the project space festival: grüntaler9 legs nine 9hours performance. image credit: aleks slota. more viewing here.



without a shadow of a dao exhiBition

curated By irina asriian, the 13 artists explored the most Basic of dao (or tao) principals — oneness and our current realtionship to nature, environment and animals. the exhiBition runs from november 26 - december 20, 2014 at the anita traverso gallery in melBourne. image credit shannon morris. more reading here.




fog will lift exhiBition

feeling alien, haphazardly stranded on earth? look under the surface invitation for at_salon2, season 3 at the anita traverso gallery. more reading here.




gloBelight 14 e
xhiBition
 
for a second collaBorative process with ilanel design studio, we joined ideas aBout light as image and the unconsciousness provoked By lights associative powers. as a scientific and philosophical conversation, light matter was exhiBited as part of the august 2014 gloBelight exhiBition at the anita traverso gallery in melBourne. more reading here.




px3 - photo competition winner

untitled, (15 coats of skin) was awarded 1st prize to advertising - non professional. 



px3 - photo competition with two honouraBle mentions.

the photo series was also awarded honouraBle mention to fashion - non professional & honouraBle mention to Beauty - non professional.




globelight 13 exhiBition

lukas was exhiBited as part of the 2013 gloBelight exhiBition at the anita traverso gallery. this was my first collaBorative project with ilanel design studio and taking risk outside traditional photographic portraiture studies. exhiBition runs from july 30 - aug 24, 2013. more reading here.


Bsg art prize 09 merit award

george was announced winner of the Bsg art prize 09 merit award - aBstract at Brunswick street gallery in australia. exhiBition runs from september 24 - november 20, 2009.