ARTIST STATEMENT

The authoritarian city-state of Singapore is an unlikely place to launch a guerrilla art installation career.


Yet for New York-born artist liumang55, the two years (2011-2013) he spent living on that strictly-governed island marked a fertile period of artistic awakening.  Putting aside his traditional media of pen and paper, he branched out into oversized, mixed media pieces. Installing them in public to create large scale dialectics within viewers, he managed to photograph his pieces in numerous locations across that Asian country without arrest (and the mandatory sentence of caning that would have accompanied it).

© 2017 liumang55.