Born 1988 in Singapore
Graduated with Diploma in Fine Arts, Sculpture, LASALLE College of the Arts, 2012
Graduated with Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Fine Art, Painting, University of Arts London (Chelsea College of Arts), 2014
Ben Loong explores themes central to the human condition, and actively documents it through the medium of painting and sculpture, believing in the ephemeral nature of existence and the need for art to capture the fleeting moment.
Inspired by geographical and geological phenomena, his current Terra Blanca series summons a mimetic picture of the natural world and considers it in the context of contemporary society. Working primarily with industrial drywall plaster and building techniques to create highly textured patterns found in the physical environment, his works engage with the industrial, inviting the viewer to question the value of our physical world. The material is also entwined in the artist's personal narrative, being his first experience with material manipulation after being taught by his father at age 6 to patch a hole in a wall at home.
2018 UOB Painting of the Year: Highly Commended Established Artist Category
2021 Squaring the Circle, Mizuma Gallery, Singapore
2020 MONO, S.E.A. Focus, Singapore
2018 Aggregate, I_S_L_A_N_D_S, Singapore
2021 Ancient Future Myths: Works by Chua Chon Hee and Ben Loong, AC43 Gallery, Singapore
2018 FrictionaL, Pearl Lam Galleries, Singapore
2018 Lingering Manifestations, Pearl Lam Galleries, Singapore
2018 River Stories, The Mountbatten, Institute of Contemporary Art, Singapore
2017 Black & White, AC43 Gallery, Singapore
2017 Empirical Atlas, Pearl Lam Galleries, Singapore
2017 Untapped Emerging, Visual Arts Development Association, Chan + Hori Contemporary, Singapore
2017 Materialised Condition, Pearl Lam Galleries, Singapore
2015 Kult Gallery Art Bazaar, Kult Gallery, Singapore
2015 The Little Shop of Horrors, Kult Gallery, Singapore
2014 Ends, Harts Lane Studios, London, U.K.
2013 Translations, Triangle Space, Chelsea College of the Arts, London, U.K.
2013 Joyless Unity, Mori + Stein, London, U.K.
2013 Fabric[ate], Central Space, Faroe Road Studios, London, U.K.
2012 Din Hubbub, Earl Lu Gallery, Institute of Contemporary Art, Singapore
2012 Drawing Relations, Brother Joseph McNally Gallery, Institute of Contemporary Art, Singapore
2010 Strobe Like a Butterfly, The Substation, Singapore
2010 Raw, Praxis Space, Institute of Contemporary Art, Singapore