Catch Totem – a large scale sculpture, that will be on display until the end of this month by Singaporean Artist Chun Kai Feng, at the Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Gallery.
The artwork is inspired by the iconic concrete benches of Singapore’s yesteryears – usually seen on the grounds of Housing Development Board (HDB) estates.
Chun says that the sculptural monument, is made via the simple technique of stacking. Created from scaled-up models of benches, the sculpture is reminiscent of a tribal totem. There is also an explanation to why there are only five stacks – Chun says that the number is special and “stately”. Such as the number of stars on the Singapore flag, and many others.
Chun Kai Feng is an emerging artist whose specialty lies in working with objects to create various art forms. He graduated from The Glasgow School of Art with a Masters of Fine Art in 2010.
For more information of the art installation, visit the National Gallery’s website here.