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This series was shot to serve as my commentary on the social-political happenings in my hometown of Pengerang, Malaysia. Unfortunately, Pengerang is currently undergoing serious environmental destruction due to the construction of an oil refinery. The scenarios presented in the images are heightened realities. Through the manipulation of the metaphorical relationship between the environment and myself, these meticulously composited imageries also aim to criticize the political situation in contemporary Malaysia.
Archival Inkjet Print, 30”x 20”
Edition of 3 + 1 AP
This artwork will come rolled
- Size: W 76.2 cm x H 50.8 cm
- Medium: Photography
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Winner for 2013 Noise Singapore Award, Wilfred Weegee is currently pursuing Bachelor of Fine Arts (Digital Imaging & Photography Major) from the School of Art, Design and Media in Nanyang Technological University.View Profile »
He lived and grew up in a small fishing village at the seaside in Pengerang, Southern Malaysia, for 18 years before pursuing his education in Singapore 6 years ago. Wilfred constantly draws inspiration from the sea as he used to watch his father go out to sea as a fisherman. Not surprisingly, fishes and sea creatures often take a centre stage in Wilfred's works, which are frequently imbued with a refreshing perspective.
A fan of classical painting, he utilises the photographic medium as a painting tool to convey his ideas, often presenting his vision and criticism through dream-like imagery. With Pengerang currently undergoing serious environmental destruction due to the construction of an oil refinery, his works seek to draw attention to and comment on the ongoing happenings in his native hometown.