Red Head

Red Head

Ng Eng Teng

Nationality: Singaporean.

Year: 1992.

Medium: Stoneware & promegranate red glaze.

Size: 72 x 44 x 19cm.

Scholars Programme

Since the mid 1980s, the artist has used this familiar theme, the elements of which he has stretched, pulled apart and recombined in the most inventive and, sometimes, outrageous way, as in Red Face, 1986. In the 1990s, Eng Teng created a number of heads mainly to explore and experiment with textures, glazes, firing techniques and surface decoration. These include Head Profile, 1991 (Fig. 20), Blue Head, 1991 (Fig. 21), Red Head, 1992 (Fig. 22); they are abstract, monolithic and with rhythmic lines, textured surfaces and modelled to be viewed in profile.

--Bodies Transformed, ch. 3


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.

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