I have always had an obsession with looking at the obituary
pages in the newspapers and at how the wealthy and not so well to do
Singaporeans advertise their relatives’ deaths in Singapore. From the ultra
glossy full-page colour pages that the wealthy take up to the 10 cm black and
white ones that most do, they showcase a wealth of information of the deceased,
from their status in society(number of obituaries dedicated to them) their last
occupation(sometimes) and their sartorial choice of clothes amongst others.
from obituary notices in the papers, it examines stereotypes of beauty even in
death as the artist identifies and puts together obituaries in similar attire.
The images have been categorized into suits, tops with floral prints, collated
and superimposed together and blown up as cheeky commentaries on beauty even in
the afterlife. It serves as a tongue in cheek social commentary on the human
condition, of fitting into cliches that extends even into their notion of
beauty in death.