Photos by Heeseon Jung
Art Guide and Leah Jing
This work is supported by Australia Council
About the artist
Nabilah Nordin is a Singaporean/Australian sculptor. Interested in material invention, her installations embrace wonky craftwork, playfully celebrating the visceral and anthropomorphic qualities of materials in concert with community engaged performative practices.
Cycles of construction and destruction characterise her studio process. Nordin ‘unlearns’ correct methods and techniques to maintain a state of conscious naïveté. She amplifies sculptural scraps and off-cuts, transforming them into parodies of monumental artefacts. They speak of unbridled ambition and impossible physical challenges. Her ever-expanding sculptural vocabulary strives for the slimy, slopping, seeping, slippery seduction of sensuous surfaces. Forms topple and collapse upon themselves in a nonsensical cacophony of ridiculous attempts to make sculpture. Nordin’s studio process draws on ‘domestic’ activities such as cooking, DIY construction, makeshift architecture or interior decoration, to conjure absurd monuments and amorphous environments.
Nabilah Nordin is represented by Neon Parc
- Welded steel and reinforcement bar, SL grade foam, polyurethane foam, jesmonite, pigments, exterior paint
- 4.2 h x 2.2 l x 2 w metres