TAN SHAO QI
Tan Shao Qi (b. 2000, Singapore) graduated under the International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme (IBCP) in Visual Arts at the School of the Arts, Singapore (SOTA). She is currently pursuing her BA (Hons) in Ceramic Design at Central Saint Martins (CSM), University of the Arts London.
Her experimentations with clay and mediums connected to documenting such as paper and photography evoke how the fragments of local flora she captures are poignantly transient, vulnerable to being unseen and lost at any moment — and must thus be recorded into permanence. Time is thus a crucial force in her practice: her awareness of the inevitable passing of time and its effect on the environment is reflected in the techniques she employs such as paper-cutting, sprig-moulding and low-relief carving that meticulously captures the intricate and repetitive elements of flora, giving even the smallest and most insignificant parts of nature its inherent beauty.