Raw Canvas by Jane Lee comprises of 40 square panels of densely worked silicone-incorporated acrylic and enamel paint. They appear seamlessly like a piece of canvas draped over the wall.
Lee obsessively applied crisscrossing strands of paint as if she were weaving a textile piece with weft and warp threads. In this way, the artist blurs the perceptual boundaries between fabric and paint.
This monumental painting installation was commissioned for the 2008 Singapore Biennale by the National Arts Council.
Ten years later, it has been reinstalled in its original location—the City Hall historical staircase. The installation was shown in 2009 at the Vilnius Contemporary Art Centre in Lithuania, and in 2011 for Collectors’ Stage at the Singapore Art Museum.
View this artwork today at the City Hall historical staircase on Level 4 at National Gallery Singapore.
Jane Lee (b. 1963, Singapore)
Acrylic paint, enamel, silicone, wood and aluminium