Alvin Ong Explores Forms of Connection and Attachment in “Long Distance” Exhibition

29 May 2020

“The fragmented perspectival planes intersect with each other, allowing the figures to exist in multiple locations simultaneously. While not directly inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic, his latest works depict solitary life and digital connection that most of the world has been forced to embrace for a short while.”

Thank you Hypebeast for the feature on Alvin Ong’s Long Distance, on view at Yavuz Gallery Sydney. Taking the artist’s personal experiences of living between Singapore and London as its starting point, the exhibition explores forms of emotional connection, attachment and longing that comes from prolonged periods of isolation, distance and displacement.

Image: installation view of Long Distance at Yavuz Gallery Sydney, photo by Harleigh English.