Fazleen Karlan

Fazleen Karlan

Email: fazleenkarlan@gmail.com
Website: farzleenkarlan.com

Drawn to expressing the landscape around her, Fazleen (b.1993) navigates through fragments of history within Singapore’s context. She brings these fragments to the present by reassembling material culture from different periods, constructing personal and cultural realities. In her recent work, Fazleen replicates broken artefacts that are overlooked due to their unassuming appearance. Through its replication, it prolongs the traces of histories yet understood, long after the excavation ends. Fazleen also examines sites that have been demolished or ‘’redeveloped’’ and maps out the pattern of loss and erasure in Singapore’s pursuit for progress.

 

Fig.1 Kendi, 2019 21cm x 29.7cm Graphite on paper SGD 200

Fig.2 Shard 004, 2019 28cm x 38cm Etching on paper SGD 400