Photo London 2015: The London galleries
She is only 25 years old, but she's mounted on a pile of Duracel and talks like a machine gun. Born in Singapore in 1990 and pursuing her artistic training at the Slade School of Fine Art (London), Sarah Choo Jing does not wait for questions to be asked before she answers them. With a great thirst for action and recognition, she has an already strong sense of composition, communication, and a very sure idea what she wants to undertake.
The young gallery, A.I., based on Princelet Street (London) hung this piece at the entrance to the mezzanine floor of the Discovery Section, where collectors groups jostled. Among fans from the first hour, Emmanuelle de L'Ecotais, who runs the photography department at the City of Paris' Museum of Modern Art, was very happy to see her protegee progress and to be able to be shown in a similar fair as its all-new patrons-collectors club.
It was a Tuesday, like Any Other Tuesday (2013) is taken from the window of the artist bedroom in London. It is something between the Doll House, a tidy miniature of disturbing sweetness, and a dormant horror film (pictured).
The series "Puddles in the City" (2014) portrays a street performer dressed as an emblem of his city (Paris, London, New York) in the full urban night. "The picture looks posed, but it is not. I love walking alone at night in the city, we see it better and more of it," said the young artist, who is an admirer of American photographer Gregory Crewdson, and an avid moviegoer, a fan of Rear Window by Hitchcock, 1046 by Wong Kar Wai, and The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover by Peter Greenaway.