Lai Yu Tong
Drawings and Photographs: The Dishes
26 pages, B&W laser print, staplebound
"The dishes in the apartment I share with my partner is one of my biggest sources of inspiration. I realised one day that it also made for good still life compositions. So I decided to photograph the dishes each time before washing them and to continue this for about a month. I later making drawings of them. I hadn't drawn in a long time and it felt good.
After laying out the zine, me and Renée then tried to recall from the images what we had eaten or drank from these dishes. It turns out that we were eating a lot of bread with spread and I mostly drank a lot of milk."
Drawings and Photographs: The Dishes 2018 / Lai Yu Tong
Lai Yu Tong is a Singaporean visual artist whose works respond to common conditions borne out of modern living—exhaustion, over-consumption, mundanity and disorientation. He sees his practice as a process of locating rhythms within the everyday and finding ways to carry on.