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Ben Loong

  • 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.

Award ​

2018  UOB Painting of the Year: Highly Commended Established Artist Category

Solo Exhibitions

2021  Squaring the Circle, Mizuma Gallery, Singapore

2020  MONO, S.E.A. Focus, Singapore

2019  Special Display by Ben Loong, in conjunction with Homecoming: Chen Wen Hsi Exhibition @ Kingsmead, artcommune gallery, Singapore

2018  Aggregate, I_S_L_A_N_D_S, Singapore

Group Exhibitions

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

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