Sing A Song 2.0 exhibition series was initiated during the MCO 3.0 while the artist Ong Chia Koon was unable to leave his home/ his work space. He spent his time listening to his favourite musics and creating work. The 30 pieces of calligraphic artworks are the products of his MCO 3.0.
The abstract poetic and emotive beauty of song lyrics reverberate through Chia Koon’s calligraphy works. His self-expression as an artist through contemporary calligraphy celebrates his romantic being.
For Chia Koon, song lyrics are like poems, each dot, stroke and line in his calligraphy expresses the sentiment of the lyrics perfectly. Contemporary lyrics touch his desires profoundly.
The explosion of emotions during his creative process is obvious. His work in Sing A Song 2.0 translates his romantic being like fireworks – it bursts, expands, lights the skies; sparks then dim, fall and disappear.
Much akin to the romantic songs Chia Koon enjoys listening to, poetic lyrics emote sensations of falling in love, happiness, ecstasy as well as heartbreak, rejection and loneliness.
The song lyrics exhibited in Sing A Song 2.0 were all hand picked by the artist as they hold special meaning to him.
You can use the QR code provided at the exhibition to listen to the related songs while enjoying the artwork.