Loi Cai Xiang

b. 1992, Singapore
Lives and works in Singapore

Loi Cai Xiang is a classical oil painter, having graduated in Western Painting (Distinction) at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. In 2016, he won the prestigious Clifton Art Prize, and had his first solo show in Singapore with Chan+Hori in August 2017.

Loi Cai Xiang seeks inspiration from personal experiences, intimate places, nostalgic memories and seemingly familiar sceneries. His paintings appear like photographic snapshots, to capture an angle the artist wants, for eternity. They show a certain similarity to the famous ‘Bathroom’ work & ‘Daily’ series by German photographer Thomas Demand, where Demand encapsulated trivial scenes from the bathroom.

Loi Cai Xiang’s paintings also capture everyday moments, whilst placing the audience as a voyeur, looking into someones personal space; their home/living room/ bathroom. One looks at the painting, and a story unfolds in one’s mind, either about the possible person living there, or on personal memories one shares with the depicted scenery.

Biography information from www.arndtfineart.com, April 2022

Country: Singapore