love on fire!

Matchstick Art

Pei San Ng’s artworks blend the regularity of the mass produced unit with the elegance of the hand drawn line.

“In Chinese culture red is a very lucky color, matches evoke danger". Miss Ng thinks that by mixing those messages the art lovers are kind of forced to look twice. She wants to tempt the viewer to destroy her artwork. "When you look at these pieces you realize that – if you light the matches then you change the work if not burn it completely, there is a tension there, you get a moment of satisfaction and then you have nothing – I like that tease”

Love on fire represents romance and passion or destructions and jealousy. This piece is made up of approximately 2,500 match sticks and a total of 24 hours. The board is a reclaimed art board/plywood. It was previously used as a glueing surface. The type is hand drawn.

Love: 20″ x 14″ x 4″ (50.8 x 35.6 x 10 cm)


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