Artworks, Installation, Large-scale, Schoolwork

Installation: Dark Matter

There are massive, dense voids between us, filled only by unknowing.

“Dark Matter” (A-level coursework), 240x620cm, Charcoal and cotton fibre, 2009


Artist’s statement: The title, “Dark Matter” refers to the mysterious matter that scientists postulate comprise most of our universe.  Like the dense unknowable substance of “Dark Matter”, people are elusive ideas in our heads that are constantly evolving and evade concrete definition, rendering full intimacy with another human being to be virtually impossible. These are the inevitable distances between us.

Probably the most intensive, insane, elusive work I have embarked on so far; its conceptualisation was chaotic , kudos to my indecisiveness. Charcoal became my medium of choice 4 months prior to submission after I fell in love with its expressive and organic nature while using it do do quick layouts drawings.

After many, many detours and happy accidents, it was completed in a flurry of two months amidst final year exams and tests.  I know I was terribly unsatisfied with the final products; NYAEP’s gallery show revived me and I slowly grew to love my baby.

“Dark Matter” placed Gold in this year’s Singapore Youth Festival Arts and Craft judging. If all goes as planned, it will be exhibited at the Singapore Art Museum in July, along with the work of Qixuan ( and the works of many other talented young individuals.


5 thoughts on “Installation: Dark Matter

    • It was a rather chaotic process, I admit! 🙂 But…generally satisfied with the work as a means to stretch myself, and to explore less conventional processes.

      The works I loved most at RJ were the video (in cantonese) and the installation with long watercoloured strips of cloth.

      I’ve been to RJ’s art show for three years now, I think. Which one was your work?

  1. Hi Luca,
    I absolutely LOVE your work! I am an art teacher (and artist) – and I write a blog aimed at helping students with their A-Level Art. I was very much hoping you might allow me to write a blog post about your work? Here is an example of the thing I mean: AS Painting
    I think your work could be so inspirational and helpful to others students.
    If you are interested, I would love to hear from you!
    thank you! 🙂

    • Hello Amiria,

      By all means do. I apologize for the extremely late reply – school has been busy on my end and administrative maintenance isn’t a strong suit of mine.

      What sort of information would you need regarding my work? Do email me at regarding the details on this. 🙂

  2. Edward says:

    Hello Luca
    I’ve just emailed you recently (I hope you have received it). I feel so honoured and thankful discovering you Art work. It’s an inspiration to all. I wish you all the best & have a successful future.

    Biggest fan.

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