Prepare to be stunned by unique aesthetics of Melissa Teo’s photographic images presented in The Light Beyond, held at The Arts House – come this Saturday 4 June.
The globetrotting photographer, Melissa, established the medium of light vital to her works. Her imaginative interpretation of light results in unexpected and strange tableaux of the familiar with her renderings pushing boundaries of the norm to challenge viewers to perceive beyond conventions.
A brief history on the autochrome – it was unveiled by the Lumière brothers in 1907. It was a less complex and improved method of colour photography and a tedious process as the long exposure required the subjects to stay still. Failure to do so often led to a blurred image.
This contributed to the distinctive aesthetic and painterly effects of autochrome pictures – not unlike the unique aesthetics of Melisa Teo’s photographic images presented in The Light Beyond.
Melisa considers the camera her third eye – she moves as her subject moves. These movements, choreographed by her raw intuition, coax the mundane into a glowing mosaic of symbols and colours.
The energy and narrative lives on in each captured moment. While the pictures evoke several varied emotions and questions, they also answer some of the photographer’s questions on life.
Saturday, 4 June 2016 at 15:00
to Saturday, 18 June 2016 at 17:00 (SGT)
The Arts House
Gallery I, Living Room 1 Old Parliament Lane
Singapore, SG 179429