Terry Wee

"The Administration series (2015) was born out of frustrations with application processes and bureaucratic red tape. A daunting minefield of arcane policies and administrative requirements, the rigor also makes me feel inadequate as an artist and cautiously self-censoring. If Administration is ‘inspired’ by this other reality of art practice, it can also be explained as an attempt to appropriate the formal tools of administrative rationalisation to reflect the abstract and arbitrary systems within which art is made. "

 

shiftground.xlsx (2015)

Inkjet on cartridge paper

21 x 29.7 cm

Photo credit : Terry Wee

 

From the Administration series, the work is a suite of eight diagrams made with the use of Microsoft Excel drawing tools. In subjecting the drawing process to the protocols of the programme, shiftground.xlsx follows after an earlier drawing series Protocol with Lines (2014) in which Wee sets up physical conditions that limit the free movement of his drawing hand, thereby instituting the structural rules within which mark making is predicated.   

shiftground14.xlsx (2015)

 Inkjet on cartridge paper

21 × 29.7cm each

Photo credit : Terry Wee

Terry Wee is a multidisciplinary artist whose formal strategies extend in painting, drawing, sculptural installations and performance art. His interests have largely centred on systemic structures and rules within which the individual negotiate agency and personal space.

     

 

Terry Wee

terryweeym@gmail.com

www.terrywee.weebly.com 

 

Born 1988, Singapore.

 

BA (Hons) in Fine Art, 2015 LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore.

Dip in Painting, 2009 Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore.

 

Wee has actively participated in group exhibitions in Singapore since 2012. His work has also been presented in Indonesia and the Philippines.