Rear View III
Ng Eng Teng
Medium: Coloured pencil on watercolour paper.
Size: 75 x 55cm.
In contrast to his languid female forms with their soft modelling and elegant lines, Eng Teng's later male nudes have a solid sculptural quality, as in Rear View III, 1992 (Fig. 49), where contours of the musculature of the back are rendered in precise, loosely worked hatchings. Shapes are drawn and redrawn in search of the definitive form. The concentrated clusters of hatched lines effectively break up the surface of the drawing into the planes of the body.
--Bodies Transformed ch. 6
Constance Sheares. Bodies Transformed: Ng Eng Teng in the Nineties. Singapore: NUS Museums/ National University of Singapore, 1999.
This document is part of a joint project of the NUS Museums and the University Scholars Programme, National University of Singapore. This image and accompanying text appears here with the kind permission of the NUS Museums.
Last updated: 11 January 2001