Marker 456

Chua, Nina
Nina Chua makes drawings, predominantly using marker pen on paper. Varied in style and form, her works propose different ways of thinking about drawing, while maintaining an emphasis on their aesthetic qualities. Chua notes that marker pen is an unforgiving medium – it cannot be easily erased or covered, and every mark remains visible on the surface of the paper. Marker 456, 2021, displays different types of marks made with dried-out and fresh pens. While making the work, the artist wanted to erase parts of it but couldn’t and found that by crushing it she could reconfigure it satisfactorily, while bringing to the fore the paper’s quality as a tactile object.
  • Artwork Details: 17 x 18 x 23cm
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  • Material description: Marker pen on paper
  • Credit line: © the artist. Image courtesy of the artist
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  • Medium: Drawing
  • Accession number: ACC38/2021



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