Sand T Kalloch

 


Featuring Artworks

Keefer Falls, ON

Mixed media on wood, 61 x 61 cm, 2019

Stony Brook Falls, New York

Mixed media on wood, 61 x 61 cm, 2014

Big Falls, MI

Mixed media on wood, 91 x 91 cm, 2017

Nahatlatch River, British Columbia

Mixed media on wood, 61 x 61 cm, 2014

Upper Yellowstone Falls

Mixed media on wood, 91 x 91 cm, 2017

Augrabies Falls, South

Mixed media on wood, 61 x 61 cm, 2012


SAND T KALLOCH – b. Malacca, Malaysia

SAND T KALLOCH also known as SAND T, is an internationally acclaimed artist born in Malacca, Malaysia and now resides in Malden, Massachusetts, USA. Her artistic outputs are in the form of mixed media paintings, low relief, works on paper, 3D constructions and art installations. Sand T has received her MFA, Honorary BFA and Dip FA from the SMFA at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. Prior moving to the States, she studied at Malaysian Institute of Art in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and graduated with a Dip FA.

Her exhibition history is extensive with representation in numerous solo and group exhibitions in the United States, Canada, France, Australia, Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia. In November 2017, Sand T shown alongside 119 artists from the Asia region in the 1st “KL Biennale” presented by the National Visual Arts Gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the Biennale ended March 31, 2018. Her recent solo at OK Harris Works of Art in New York City, has marked a significant milestone in the course of her artistic career.   recommended her solo at Lanoue Gallery as one of the must-see art exhibitions in Boston. ‘Stillness in Motion’, her solo held at Farm Project Space and Gallery in Wellfleet, Massachusetts garnered an exceptional review in Cape Cod Times written by Andre Van Der Wende.

Represented by galleries in the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore, her work has been shown nationally and internationally in 23 art fairs. Her artworks have recently been added to the permanent collection of Boston Children’s Hospital, Education First in Cambridge; Silversmith Capital Partners, Related Beal Boston, Trinity Financial and The Kensington in Boston, MA; South Cove Community Health Center in Malden; SB Group in Menlo Park, CA; Bank of Montreal and Marina One in Singapore; the National Visual Arts Gallery and Le Nouvel @ KLCC in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Encana Corporation, Cenovus Energy in Calgary, Canada and more.

Sand T recently completed a major commissioned project entitled “Thousand Springs” for Marina One, an award-winning mixed-use development located at Marina South in Singapore. This extensive wall installation is comprised of 80 panels of 36″ x 36” low relief that span over 70 meters (230 feet) covering two curved walls in the City Room on ground level. It is the largest and longest permanent installation in Singapore and has been open to the public since January 15, 2018.

 

Artist Statement

”A simplifying approach to art-making is the driving force behind my work. The primary intention is to utilize the basic elements of visual language such as dot (point), line, surface (plane), colour, form and light to create maximum visual impact. I describe my work as non-objective art that deals with the elements of repetition and geometric abstraction. It is inspired by nature, time, space, colour, sound, movement, and composition. The reductive aesthetic in my work is an overlapping of decidedly contrary visual elements; a play of many dualities. Concepts of time, space, concentration, and the meditative energies of motion are expressed in this work.

I use a combination of ultraviolet light resistant epoxy resin, graphite, and acrylic paint on archival tempered wood or acrylic panels. The colour usage is one of the important elements in my work for it suggests certain meaning and involves emotions. Graphite lines are drawn using varying weights and grades. Resin droplets are placed one at a time on the final surface. I improvise as I go along. The placement of these two elements continues until an acceptable “visual plane” emerges. In the course of this process, I feel what I imagine composing music must be like. Droplets serving as notes as they come to rest on the surface.

I am fascinated with the interplay of line, dot and light where the relationship of harmony and balance play a significant role. The interplay of the lines, layers of resin, and resin droplets create a 3-D effect. The drops functioning to both distort and magnify the lines. Lighting plays an important role in the presentation of my work for it maximizes the viewing experience. When I move from one side to another of the artwork, I see a sequence of moving lights and the ever-changing images project into and reflect out of the work.

Though my working process is a time-consuming affair in a very controlled environment, I find a certain meditative quality in it. Working in this state provides a balance of structure and chaos that is fulfilling to me. It demands self-discipline and satisfies a desire to continually improve my workmanship.” — Sand T Kalloch