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Underground / Tobias Hill
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Dimensions: 61 x 46 x 3.5 cm
Year created: 2013
Location: Singapore
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Underground / Tobias Hill Heman Chong

Chong has been working on his Cover (Versions) series since 2009, painting imagined book covers, mostly of books he hopes to read. The book cover series is his most famous body of work, and they have been exhibited in every art capital since its inception. The canvases depict book covers for a wide range of literary titles with covers which seem to play with another, depending on our impression of each story.

Chong’s work provides intersections between image, performance, situations and writing. He continuously interrogates the many functions of the production of narratives in our everyday lives. 


Heman Chong

Heman Chong was born Malaysia in 1977 and currently lives and works in Singapore, representing Singapore at the Venice Biennale in 2008. Chong has international gallery representation and has exhibited internationally including at Tate Modern in London. He gained his Masters of Art in Communication and Art and Design from the Royal College of Art in 2002.