Fish Drawing #4

Edition of 1


Acrylic, Gouache on Paper

148 x 210 mm


Hyesu dives into her emotions and feelings of isolation with a haunting installation that sees a video of fish drawings morphing into one another being projected at various locations.


Referencing photographs from her visit to Singapore River Safari in 2019, the confrontational stance of fish’s front facing expression recently became the main subject of her drawings. She is fascinated with how similar fish look to people due to their almost human-like micro expressions. Using the similarity she sees between fish and humans, she draws parallels between her personal experiences of stagnation and that of a fish in an aquarium - a wild being by nature eternally bound to a space where they are fed and cared for. 


Through her work, Hyesu attempts to give context and make sense of the range of emotions she is experiencing during this time of government mandated isolation.


© 2020, Kim Hye Su, All rights reserved

Fish Drawing #4

  • © 2020, Kim Hye Su, All rights reserved

  • Kim Hyesu is an interdisciplinary artist based in Singapore. She graduated in 2019 from the University of Central Lancashire in the UK with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Fine Art Practice and obtained a Diploma in Fine Art from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore.


    Her recent group exhibitions include AVoid at Telok Kurau Studios Gallery, Singapore, Orthodox in Your Mother Gallery, Singapore, Ribut Reboot in Sangkring Art Space, Yogyakarta, and SAFE SPACE(S) at The Art Space by Natalie Wong, Singapore.


    She has done collaborative projects with institutions and organizations such as the Singapore Council of Women's Organization, Resorts World Sentosa, Bras Basah Complex, and Canossian School. She won the Top Achiever prize for her graduating artwork (Degree) in 2019 and won the second prize (Diploma) in 2018.

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