Spotted! Koh Wei Ling

We spotted 23-year-old Koh Wei Ling‘s work at the 2011 ADM Grad Show. Come July, Weiling will graduate with with Bachelor of Fine Arts from Nanyang Technological University, majoring in Photography and Digital Imaging.

Weiling uses a brassiere to replace the food in her F( . )( . )D series, in an attempt to make people stop and ponder the usage of sexuality behind image construction. “As a young female photographer, I grew up watching explicit sexual brassieres’ advertisements, which are supposed to make women feel comfortable and sexy when they purchase the product. Ultimately, these advertisements are out to increase sales. However, this method of employing sexuality to sell products is ironic to the Chinese culture in Singapore as it is considered a social taboo and immodesty for females not to wear their brassieres in public. This phenomenon has also made me question the sort of images viewers are consuming from the media, if aesthetics had caused viewers to be blind from a content that would be frowned upon in reality.  Humor is also injected into the images as subversion of this phenomenon, and to stop viewers from their immediate response of unquestioned consumption.”

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