Skotið 23.11.2018 to 04.02.2019

Ng Hui Hsien - "The Weight of Air"

Ng Hui Hsien's exhibition emphasizes the essences of spaces and situations in relation to the subconscious in Icelandic nature.

Ljósmyndasafn - Ng Hui Hsien

Photographer Ng Hui Hsien explored Icelandic natural environments in her search for quiet.  

Trained in sociology, Ng turned to photography a few years ago to fill a void that she felt existed in her life. During her artist residency in Iceland, she took walks in nature with her cameras, absorbing various sights and sounds in solitude.

Experiences such as the hostility of snowstorms and the magic of northern lights inspired Ng to create the work The Weight of Air. Rather than direct representations of landscapes, her images emphasize the essences of spaces and situations in relation to the subconscious. As she puts it, “The Weight of Air is a journey of discovery, of the hidden thoughts and emotions that surface when one tries to be still.”

Besides prints, a hand-stitched artist book of the work will be on display as well. 

Ng Hui Hsien works as an artist and writer. Her art practice uses photography to explore themes such as consciousness, the nature of reality and the interconnectivity between beings; they serve as sites where the unconscious can find indirect expression. She has exhibited her work in Singapore, Malaysia, Greece, Germany, United Kingdom and Japan.

Her limited edition of hand-stitched artist books – The Weight of Air – are distributed by Reminders Photography Stronghold (Japan). For more information, please visit  



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