Lot 050

b. Kuala Lumpur, 1980


Collage on paper
48cm x 72cm

Private collection, Kuala Lumpur; acquired through Reka Art Space.

Boats & Bridges, Reka Art Space, Kuala Lumpur, 2005.

ESTIMATE  RM 3,000 - 5,000


Sharon Chin makes her first appearance at Henry Butcher Art Auctioneers auction with a minimalist abstract collage work titled My Island Inside. Purple ink bloats are sporadically applied on translucent washes of organic shapes echoing the opaque forms that mark the white sheet of paper. An instinctive work, this emblematic piece is devoid of narrative that radiates an air of obscurity.

Sharon Chin obtained a Bachelor in Fine Art degree from the Elam School of Fine Arts in Auckland, New Zealand. She then attended the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, Australia focusing on sculpture. She has participated in various group exhibitions namely the Second beyond Pressure International Performance Art Festival held in Myanmar in 2009; Negotiating Home History and Nation held at Singapore Art Museum (2010); Incheon Women’s Art Biennale in South Korea (2009) and All Together Now: Conversations without End held in Kuala Lumpur (2010). In 2012, Sharon contributed to the Esquire Malaysia Media Art Project, which travelled throughout Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore. Her prolific collaborative performance and installation titled Mandi Bunga was held and displayed at the fourth Singapore Biennale themed If the World Changed in 2013. She founded Arteri (2009 – 2011), a website specializing in art and culture in Malaysia and Southeast Asia, co-founder of Buka Kolektif, a group dedicated to advancing performance art in Malaysia and writing plenty of published essays and reviews on Malaysian art. Sharon Chin engages in political discourse through her multimedia and performance works.